Friday, February 13, 2015

San Pasqual's LAWSON FAMILY Ancestors Potentially EXPOSED as Frauds: BIA in receipt of Detailed History

Current chairman of the San Pasqual Band in Valley Center, CA has been under fire.  The claims are that his white descendants stole the San Pasqual Reservation and claimed Indian Blood from another tribe to keep their descendants on the REZ.

At this link, is a detailed history of the family of San Pasqual Tribal Chairman Allen Lawson:


Please take a look.  The information is devastating. So much so, that the BIA is scrambling to delay and obfuscate on FOIA  (Freedom of Information Act) requests.

Daughters of Trasks

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this just made up to make Chairman Lawson look bad?

The BIA would just make stuff up would they? How white are these people?

Anonymous said...

These wannabees are just pissed they were late to the party.

jv said...

I am a San Pasqual descendant and was enrolled in 2005. I wish I could post the Trask genealogy and analysis for you to read yourself. Frank Trask was a white caretaker that was hired to keep squatters from our reservation. He married a half blood Mesa Grande Indian. After they got on the reservation, they kept our ancestors from going on to the land. It took hearings before the California Senate in 1955 to get the BIA to take action and get the true San Pasqual on to our own land! Allen Lawson, his sister, Cheryl Calac, and his cousin Dave Toler, are 1/16th Mesa Grande. These people descend from the white pioneers who burned the true San Pasqual off of our original land. So, they not only stole our land that was granted under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, they stole our reservation and our tribe with help from the Bureau. We are fighting back and we will not stop until this ends!

Anonymous said...

Link is there read it yourself.. http://www.scribd.com/doc/254339815/BUREAU-OF-INDIAN-AFFAIRS-LA-CHAPPA-LAWSON-TRASK-FAMILY-HISTORY

ONE WITH ALL THE DOCUMENTS said...

Jose LaChappa (Mesa Grande) and Angela LaChappa (Mesa Grande) were the parents of Antonio LaChappa (MEsa Grande. He married Feliciana LaChappa (Mexican). They had a daughter named Lenora (1/2 Mexican - 1/2Mesa Grande).

Rosewell Trask (white) married Mattiana Martha Warner Trask Washburn (white) and had a son named Frank Trask (white). Frank Trask married Lenora LaChappa.

In 1878 Calvin Washburn (white) of Ohio, burned the San Pasqual off of their right fertile farmland. He patented it to himself and then sold it to Perry Bevington. It took the BIA until 1910 to set aside land for the San Pasqual. However, the San Pasqual were farmers and they refused to occupy the land the BIA trust patented to them because it was in another township, it was filled with rocks and had no water for farming. The BIA knew the land was valuable and so the Mesa Grande school teacher hired Frank Trask to act as a caretaker of the land to be sure no one squatted on the land. He and Lenora had two daughter, those in the photo. Their names were Florence and Helen Trask. After Frank Trask died in 1920, the Trask sisters, and their mother, would NOT ALLOW the San Pasqual on to their own land.

Lenora LaChappa went on to marry Adolph Scholder. When he died, he married Ramon Ames of Barona. Lenora died in the 1950's at Barona.

Florence first married William Fisher and had two children. She then married James Stewart, and her children took on his name. After their divorce, she married her cousin, once removed, that descended from Calvin Washburn, Clarence Wolfe. Therefore, Florence was Florence Trask, Fisher, Stewart, Wolfe.

Now her little sister, Helen, was a bad girl. In 1923, she got pregnant by Theophilius Addison McKinnon (white). She was sent to her uncle in Mesa Arizona to have the baby. She named his Theophilius Addison McKinnon, after his white father. When McKinnon did not marry her, she married Hugh Lawson. When he was 18 years old, Theo III, legally changed his name in the San Diego Superior Court to Allen E. Lawson.
Helen went on to have more children, including one named Audrey Lawson, who married and became Audrey Toler. She is the mother of Dave Toler, Jr. (white), who is Allen Lawson's cousin. Allen Lawson, Sr. married Lena Montes, they had two children, Allen Lawson Sr and Cheryl Calac.

If any one doubt these facts, please let me know your address and I will send you a full genealogy with certified records from the National Archives attached, which include internal BIA documents. Yes, the BIA has known this all of these years.

= ALLEN LAWSON IS NOT A SAN PASQUAL INDIAN.
= CHERYL CALAC IS NOT A SAN PASQUAL INDIAN
= DAVE TOLER IS NOT A SAN PASQUAL INDIAN

They DO NOT belong on the San Pasqual land. They do not belong enrolled in the tribe.

Anonymous said...

Internal BIA memo from the 1950's, certified from the National Archives San Francisco,

"Letter from Frank Trask's mother, dated November 24, 1920 is quoted in part, "In reply to your letter asking information about my son will say, first Frank Trask was not a San Pasqual Indian himself, nor were any of his immediate ancestors."

The memo goes on to state, "The above Indians are originally from Mesa Grande, settled hereon by former Supt. Amos Frank."

On facebook, you can read hundreds of documents that have been posted on REZTALK. See this document and many others there.

Anonymous said...

While our ancestors where forced to go find work some squatters settled on the reservations, and or married into families who owned land. Now the Actors believe they are more than ALL descendants and tell lies outside to justify the disenrollment of family members who do not agree with their lies and misinformation. Why should the Bad Actors be recognized by outsiders, when they don't want to face the truth and recognize ALL true members for our Ancestors rights!!

Anonymous said...

I am from San Pasqual Reservation, and in 2005 a group of lineal descendants broke in to the San Pasqual Tribal Hall and had an illegal tribal meeting and gave themselves tribal numbers. Remember when the Swat team came to break up your little party in the paking lot of the SP parking lot! Now there saying how they have been unfairly treated? The Truth will come out !!!! YOU WERE NEVER ENROLLED BY THE SAN PASQUAL ENROLMENT COMMITTEE !!!!!

True San Pasqual Descendant said...

Alleged San Pasqual descendant, if you would like to identify yourself, I would be more than happy to provide you with a copy of the April 10, 2005 General Council Meeting Minutes, which are on file with the BIA. There was a valid enrollment committee who had new evidence from the BIA Sacramento, after taking a vote, it was an agenda item for the meeting. A valid quorum voted to enroll. We ARE enrolled. The valid enrollment chairman and the tribal vice chairman hand delivered all of the documents to the Bureau Riverside. Now, the SWAT team, that was not the Jose Juan descendants, those were the fake Mexican Alto's, who are Escondido ganbangers and who were in Allen Lawson's pocket at that time. Well, we know what he did to them after he used them, he spit them out, didn't he.

San Pasqual Warrior said...

Anonymous who claims to be a San Pasqual descendant. You should be ashamed of yourself. It is people like you that shame our people. It is because of people like you who support Trask and that is why he has been in power for so long. It is because of people like you that this has gone on for so long. Support the true San Pasqual and fight against the corruption.

Anonymous said...

BIA makes enrollment decisions not SP enrollment committee. JLYK

Anonymous said...

Enlighten us San Pasqual descendant,
Where is the name Martinez derived from? Mexico.

One With All the Documents said...

Anonymous No. 1. JLYK that if that were the case, then is there a valid moratorium? 25 CFR 48, the tribal constitution, the tribal bylaws, nor the APA have the ability to have a moratorium. The enrollment committee is in an advisory position and defers to the tribe. The tribe voted on it. The Bureau has final decision making authority. 25 CFR 48.9 notices have not yet been served on the true descendants.

Anonymous No. 2 When the blood correction is released to the Bureau, you will see where the San Pasqual name really comes from and you will see the true lineage of Jose Juan. Jose Juan was a full blood San Pasqual. Jose Juan was a true leader of the San Pasqual Indians. His descendants have very much to be proud of descending from this strong, determined and leader, who is documented not only in census records but by a famous anthropologist prior to his death. Jose Juan's own writings record document the true San Pasqual history, and the LaChapp's. In due time, you will learn.

True San Pasqual Descendant said...

Anonymous, any of you, enlighten me, what does San Pasqual MEAN? What is the significance of the name that applies to our people? After 1832, what were the San Pasqual known as? After 1832, what were the San Pasqual known for? Between 1832 and 1878, what were the San Pasqual famous for?

O.K. this seems so obvious, Anonymous, what was California called before 1848? If your ancestor was born prior to 1848, what country was he/she born in?
If your ancestor was born in California prior to 1848, is he/she considered NATIVE, today?

What was the original San Pasqual village called? Where was it originally located?

How many aboriginal natives lived in California in 1848? How many existed at the time the Bureau sent enumerators to California in 1928? How did your ancestors survive after 1848?

I look forward to your enlightening us all with your knowledge.

TRUE San Pasqual descenant said...

Dave Toler, what is IPAI?

ONE WITH ALL THE RECORDS said...

If Anonymous can answer half of the questions posed by True San Pasqual, it will be impressive.
Yes, Dave Toler, who descends from Mesa Grande, what is IPAI? How does one calculate full blood IPAI, exactly? Mr. Toler, who was the last tribal leader of your Mesa Grande tribe? How did he differ from the last official tribal leader of the San Pasqual Indians? All of the answers to these questions are in the certified historical records we have, JSYK.

Anonymous said...

The craziest thing Original Pechanga is that Jose Juan Martinez family resided in Mesa Grande. Doesn't that make them Mesa Grande Indians as well? Its Kumeyaay people all the way to the current Mexico border. Thats the Tribe "Kumeyaay". All the current so called tribes are actually villages.

Anonymous said...

Families and individuals where spread around by choice or by force. This truth happened for decades. Reservations where set in place and some tried to stay and make things work, while others either married, or visited others who moved off the reservations and moved around trying to support themselves, the children or others. As the days and years went by, some decided to move back to the reservations, while others had moved in and tried to take over the reservations. Here we are almost 130 yrs after the reservations were created and some think they are more than others. Shame the disrespect we share, our Ancestors would never do it. We need to learn from each other and practice doing the right things, not the bad. No one is more indian today than "ALL"

ONE WITH ALL THE RECORDS said...

What little native blood the Trasks have is Diegueno, not Kumeyaay. They have gone so far as to TRY and change the identity of the true San Pasqual people to Diegueno by changing the name of the tribe.

Yes, there are Kumeyaay throughout California and down in to Baja, California. Of course, the San Pasqual had their village. Actually, while some San Pasqual fled to Mesa Grande, Jose Juan and Guadalupe did not. They never lived at Mesa Grande after Calvin Washburn (a Trask family relation through marriage) burned the San Pasqual off of their ancestral land. Jose Juan and Guadalupe lived at what is now Kit Carson park. Jose Juan obtained land patents on two pieces of property next to the original village. Those land patents were signed by President Cleveland. Those land patents are no where near Mesa Grande.

Anonymous said...

Has there been ANY communication from Washburn?

Would he be guided by Larry Echo Hawk's decisions on the Alto family?

Anonymous said...

It is extremely rare that any Indian would be given a land patent before 1900. Jose Juan must have been somebody very important.

CERTIFIED RECORDS said...

He was. Unfortunately the Bureau of Land Management does not provide the actual documents for you to see . . . . . but I have certified copies of them.

For you to review:

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=CACAAA 080677&docClass=SER&sid=hovytdj3.wy4

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=CACAAA 082790&docClass=SER&sid=hovytdj3.wy4

CERTIFIED RECORDS said...

If you click on the land patent, you can see exactly where the land patent is. The smaller of the two tracts is right at the Wild Animal Park! Check it out.

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=CACAAA 080677&docClass=SER&sid=hovytdj3.wy4

There is much more to Jose Juan than the tribe knows. And, remember, the Trasks have lied not only about their own blood lines, they have lied about Jose Juan to keep you oppressed. That is coming to an end, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

BLM has loaded one of the Jose Juan land patents. Here it is



http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/cdi/default.aspx?doc_id=1958485&sid=zabvpogj.5tf#cdiDetailsTabIndex=1

Anonymous said...

The BIA is going to leave the Trask stuff on a desk somewhere. Nothings gonna happen. It will take at minimum 10 years. The members continue to vote him in. San Pasqual has always had issues. Remember Peralta.

Anonymous said...

Not this time, Anonymous. Like LaDonna Harris, organizing on a community level brings group pressure and makes people respond. Every day the chant gets stronger and louder . . . . . every day the word spreads further across the country. Every day, by one means or another, the Bureau is reminded of their horrible mistake. The only reason San Pasqual has had problems, is because of what they did allowing the continued presence of the Trasks. Didn't Peralta get indicted? Lawson and his goon should be the next to be indicted.

Anonymous said...

You speak big words but if you were from San Pasqual you'd understand broken promises. We've been lied to our entire lives and regardless of the hype and media attention nothing has changed so far, for any tribe.

Anonymous said...

LaDonna Harris was the wife of a Senator.

Anonymous said...

She was and is much more than just a Senator's wife. She is the Founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity. She has learned of the San Pasqual fight.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Broken sounds like you don't recognize your own power. You must be one of those descendants that sits on the sidelines and criticized and then goes along like a sheep. Get up, get out. Protest with your cousins at each meeting. Go to the BIA protests. Don't rely on Trask promises. YOU make things happen.

SANTAYSABEL_SHECHUCK said...

How come the Elders and tribal members are not as upset at the leadership of the tribe. Do they have something to hide. The majority of the opposition are lineal descendants. I understand wanting to be enrolled but shouldn't it start with longstanding members?

jv said...

The enrolled Elders and enrolled tribal members have spoken. On April 10, 2005, with proper notice, at a Constitutionally valid meeting, with a quorum of the tribe present, we were enrolled. Today we have even more overwhelming evidence to support our enrollment. Some of tribal members are afraid. Lawson and Toler have filled their heads with lies. Some of the elders are corrupt. Lawson buys votes. We have all of the documents from 2005 and 2006, the corruption between Lawson and Fletcher is clear. The Bureau has screwed up so badly they have been hell bent on protecting themselves. It is exposed. The descendants have the support of many tribal members and we will not stop until this is done. Our ancestors never gave up, neither will we.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that JV!

Anonymous said...

Cant wait to see this evidence!! Elders in the tribe must have gotten zapped by one of those machines in Men in Black. Entire Memory erased of their own mother, father and grandparents. Good thing there's young people in the tribe to tell the older ones what they don't know. Feeling confused.

Anonymous said...

Well confused, you are wrong. The youth didnt know nothing. If it wasnt for Alexandra McIntosh none of this would be possible. She knows more than any elder in the tribe. She has the keys to our enrollment. Thank God she was found and when we gets in we'll correct every fake that is enrolled in SP. Frauds will be disenrolled just like they did to us who was enrolled in 2005.

Anonymous said...

Ha, Anonymous with a sense of humor about something that isn't funny. The only elders you are talking about are the imposters that the Trasks enrolled. Like Trask, they don't know our history! /sounds like you are a Trasker, yourself.

White Buffalo said...

You know Fletcher can not be trusted. When he worked for the Riverside office he allowed some shady things to happen. He was part of the reason we Miranda's and Hunters were disenrolled. He plays sides and will not offer help if he see no benefit for himself.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the name attributed to Jose Juan does not appear anywhere, in any documents, until the late 1870's? Do you know his ancestral name? Do you know what an Indian had to do to get work at that time? Do you know how an Indian could qualify for land patents in the 1880's and 1890's?

Anonymous said...

1870 President Ulysses S. Grant signs an Executive Order creating San Diego's first Indian reservations, the San Pasqual and Pala reserves. A San Diego Union editorial encourages a fight against the reservation, branding it a swindle and as needlessly generous to the Indians.

Anonymous said...

How come jose juan and trask were the only ones that received land patents? What about all the other san pasqual people?

Anonymous said...

Its because Trask was white and Jose Juan was Mexican.

ONE WITH ALL THE RECORDS said...

Jose Juan was NOT Mexican. Jose Juan was a full blood San Pasqual Indian. He did what he needed to do to survive.

Anonymous is right. Trask was WHITE.

Anonymous said...

I dont know about land patents. I do know that Jose is on the census and trask isnt.

SantaYsabel_SheChuck said...

That's because he was Half San Pasqual Indian. Who even knows if he was full blood. We as Natives today call ourselves Indian and we usually only have 1/4 or an 1/8 blood. Whats the other 3/4? Usually Mexican. Why is San Pasqual making such a big deal about it? just lower the blood. Sycuan just did and things are running fine.

Anonymous said...

JV wrote "Our ancestors never gave up, neither will we"

Then why was Lawson able to be enrolled in the 90's? Obviously they weren't fighting that hard. They did give up. For that mighty dollar. Don't you get it? Its all about money people. What does it matter if your 1/8, 1/16, 1/4. It shouldn't matter.

Anonymous said...

No worries, anonymous . . . Trask, Alto or Contreras. When the documents are released you will see how wrong you are.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Quisquis. I've heard there's a missing link in the family. It would be great to see those documents.

Anonymous said...

Trask, Alto, Contreras, whites and traitors.

Now quisquis, that is true blood. No missing link there. You clearly don't your history, Allen or Dave.

True San Pasqual said...

There is a reason George Martinez is buried with the other San Pasqual Indians at the San Pasqual Indian Cemetary. It is NOT because Jose Juan was Mexican. Figure it out. Jose Juan was a full blood San Pasqual Indian and a brave warrior well documented. For those of us that have seen the documents, we have lots to be proud of.

Anonymous said...

I was under the assumption that the Government alerted Natives back in the 1850's that they could sign up for homesteads but for those that got them they were to relinquish their tribal status. The problem was that the Indians that were alerted did not tell the others so that they could have more land and water and be the only ones getting homesteads for their livestock and farming. They somehow got listed on the US Census even after they got their land. Considering how much the people distrusted the Government, it makes sense. I could be wrong though. That would explain why some people got land and others did not.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree with anonymous's assertation. But based upon research and a multitude of documents Jose Juans mother, father, sisters, brothers, wife and children all have documents that list him as Mexican. However it could be the fact that it WAS mexico and he had citizenship... But he wasn't born till after California became part of the US. hmmmmmmm. Difficult to decipher.

One With All the Records said...

WRONG. ALL of the documents show Jose Juan as an Indian, except one (same with ALL of his immediate family). And, there is evidence that has been gathered prior to Jose Juan's birth through decades after his death to show he was a full blood San Pasqual Indian. You are correct anonymous, prior to 1848, YOU WERE ALL INDIGINOUS TO MEXICO. Does that make all of you Spanish or Mexican? Clearly, the move for Independence from Spain start in 1810 but took until 1821 to obtain. So what are you then, because your ancestors were technically Spanish.

Now as to the Trasks, the documents show they are primarily white. They have less indigenous blood that any of you! And the blood they have IS NOT SAN PASQUAL. NOT A DROP!

PascuaYaqui said...

I study at Palomar college and one of the issues that we discuss is tribal infighting, and how different Tribes were actually villages of one tribe. I would like to see "One With All the Records" argument with the Hunter family. It is very similar to the San Pasqual/Mesa Grande Kumeyaay issue. I haven't researched it extensively but were the Pechanga people different from the Temecula Indians?? I also looked at some of the Trask genealogy and it seems that even if he(the San Pasqual Chairman) was San Pasqual he wouldn't have the required blood to be enrolled. Seems that this is a Hatfield and McCoy issue.

PascuaYaqui said...

Ummmm you are so incorrect." One With All the Records" technically tribal ancestors were NOT Spanish by any means.Technically they were slaves of the Spanish. Also Mexican is not a race. Its a nationality. I suggest you reread all those records you have, or just stay on the Trask topic because you have some falsities in your comments.

Anonymous said...

PascuaYaqui haven't looked at the Pechanga documents. However, I have spoken with Dr. Johnson. As to the issue of Spanish v. Mexican, see the history. The Trask issue is NOT the Hatfields and McCoys. The Trasks descend from the white pioneers that burned the San Pasqual from their ancestral land. Now that there is a casino, they are trying to steal the heritage to claim it as their own. See Reztalk on facebook lots of documents, but not all, are posted.

PascuaYaqui said...

Oh, i didn't know that. They burned down the village then were enrolled in the tribe? How does that even happen? I assumed to much. Ill check out Reztalk. Thanks for the information.

PascuaYaqui said...

Who is Dr. Johnson?

Anonymous said...

Yes. According to Henry Trask, son of Rosewell Trask, step son of Calvin Washburn, and brother of Frank Trask, it was Washburn that burned the San Pasqual Indians off of their land and the original village. Dr. Johnson is Dr. John Johnson that did the genealogy work for Pechanga that the tribe refused to use because it did not fit within their political agenda.

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Anonymous said...

Good point, Duro. So why don't ALL of the San Pasqual stick together and make sure the Trasks are removed once and for all. They are NOT San Pasqual Indians; they do not belong on the San Pasqual land; and do not belong enrolled in the San Pasqual tribe. That is where we all need to move