The Apalachicola River Community of Indians Tribal Organization (ARCITO)

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Hodalee Scott Sewell

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Joined Feb 4 2011
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The Apalachicola River Community of Indians ARCITO

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 i work to promote the history, heritage and culture of the creek and cheraw indian people of florida i can be reached at or by phone at 850 254-5426. i live in the Florida panhandle. I chair the annual Indian Community Conference in Blountstown Florida annually. If you are a descendent of our historic community as described on our history section of this website please contact me and lets talk...we are on FB under the "The Apalachicola River Community of indians"...

works are available on Amazon, and local libraries and historical societies and some will be available at the events.

The Indians of North Florida: From Carolina to Florida, the Story of the Survival of a Distinct American Indian Community (2011) in the early 1800s, dozens of Siouan-speaking Cheraw families, including Catawbas and Lumbee’s, fled war and oppression in the Carolinas and migrated to Florida, just as native Apalachicola Creeks were migrating away. Being neither Black nor White, the Cheraw descendants were persecuted by the harsh “racial” dichotomy of the Jim Crow era and almost forgot their proud heritage. Today they have rediscovered their past. This is their story.

Belles of the Creek Nation (2015) Belles of The Creek Nation is an innovative and modern perspective investigating the problematic linkages between preservation of cultural heritage, maintaining cultural diversity, defining and establishing cultural citizenship, and ancient tribal rite of passage. It follows the descendants of the Hill family in both Florida and Oklahoma.

The Cherokee Paradox: Unexpected Ancestry at the Crossroads of Identity and Genetics (2016) Genetics has brought to light in stunning detail the origins, continual migrations, and intermixture of humanity as how our ancestors spread across the planet. The complexity of this story has taken many by surprise.

Indians of Alabama: Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Yellowhammer State (2016) Unknown too many outside of their small communities, there are still many Alabamians who identify as Native Americans and their tribal communities are thriving.

We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South (Anthology, 2016) The history of Native Americans in the U.S. South is a turbulent one, rife with conflict and inequality. This anthology gives voice to their struggle and triumph.

Redbone Chronicles (Anthology, 2016) the history, genealogy and origins of the people known as Redbone, the Redbone Heritage Foundation began publishing a collection of conference presentations, articles and essays and genealogies in the Redbone Chronicles, edited by Don C. Marler and Gary "Mishiho" Gabehart We have combined those here and updated the January 2007 issues.

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Reply Chris Longoria Gonzalez
2:26 PM on December 21, 2017 
Thank you, Mr. Sewell. I'll certainly get in touch with you if I have any more questions. I appreciate that.
Reply Suzie Sadler
2:25 PM on April 21, 2014 
I heard the conference for this year at the civic center on April 26th? Is that correct and what time?
Reply Willis Winfrey
8:38 AM on September 25, 2013 
Chris, Do you know the clan that the Doyal girls are from? I was thinking about this cause I have never seen anything about it to the best of my knowledge.
Reply Flo
7:44 PM on September 22, 2013 
Hi Chris long time no hear. I put a couple of pictures on here of my Grandma and my dad. Sweetie Blanchard. If you want take a look. Thank you for all the information that you gave to me the last part of 2012.
Reply Cindy Copeland
5:44 PM on March 17, 2013 
Great job Chris,
I'm amazed at your accomplishments. Keep up the good work. Thanks to all who support the effort. I've really been missing out and had no idea until this past weekend.
Reply jcb
7:02 PM on February 17, 2013 
Look up Atmore Advance on the internet.Do you know of
any relatives buried at the "Hickory Gounds" site in Wetumpka?I thought you had written something about
that place once.(joan, regina's cousin)
Reply Flo
9:05 AM on November 6, 2012 
Hi Chris I want to thank you for connecting me with Steven. I have found out some exciting news from him about my hertiage.
Reply Tommyhawk Robbins
5:35 PM on October 19, 2012 
I appreciate the welcome. I am currently exploring Chowanoke and Cheroenhaka ties but have Cherokee, Shawnee, and possibly Catawba ties as well. It's difficult but fun.
Reply Willis Winfrey
8:24 AM on March 26, 2012 
Hey Chris I really appreciate the pics that you did for me.mvto Willis
Reply Willis Winfrey
9:12 AM on March 19, 2012 
Hey Chris, Please let me know as soon as the new book on the Hill genealogy is out I would like to order one. Thanks Willis
Reply Willis Winfrey
7:00 AM on January 28, 2012 
i finally made it on here after some trail and error on my part. Hope all is well.
Reply Susanna
8:33 AM on December 13, 2011 
Hey Chris! We were Facebook friends for a while. I guess you are no longer on Facebook? You and I connected through my Cousin, Anne Hill Crosby. Pony is a Facebook friend of mine through you.
Reply Susanna
4:47 PM on September 29, 2011 
Chris - so glad to reconnect with you!!!
Reply milton t. scott and wife charlotte
10:42 AM on March 12, 2011 
chris you must have moved...your old number dont work. TOM SCOTT
Reply Rhonda Hathaway
11:16 AM on February 24, 2011 
Hensci, Chirs.

Estonko Cemheciyvt vnhenres. Vmestvlke estomeseks.
i have been learning the language. i wanted to ask you if you can get a photo off Brenda's facebook photos and add it to the hill family on here. Mvto