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Thursday, July 30, 2015

PALA Tribal Abuse: The TRUTH About The HISTORY of ROBERT SMITH, As Told By the Brittain Descendants. Sovereignty Does NOT MAKE IT RIGHT.

Since 2011 some 165 Pala people have been fighting for their rights to belong in the tribe.  Our comment section are filled with some Pala buffoons laughing at the hardships the disenrolled are now facing.  Some can only take so much.   I've received a letter detailing the history of current tribal chairman Robert Smith, the porcine leader of the Pala Band of Indians. It details HIS family's history.  
Many are tired of being told "YOU DON'T BELONG" by leaders, who...you know..."DON'T BELONG".   The Nooksack 306 faced disenrollment by a leader whose family was ADOPTED into the tribe.  Pechanga has two adopted members in the council, that led to the disenrollment of actual blood members, proven via their own written and oral records.   

Here is the letter detailing the history of Robert Smith.  I will gladly print his response.


It is time that everyone learns the real truth about the history of Robert Smith and his family history. Robert Smith comes from the Moro and Blacktooth families.

Let’s look at his particular ties to the Moro family. Understand that there is a real division in the Moro families and most do have strong ties to Warner Springs and the Cupeño tribe. Robert Smith does not. He is the progeny of Adolfo Moro who was the father of Domingo Moro.

Who is Adolfo Moro?

Adolfo Moro was from Northern California and was at least half Spanish and reported to be half Indian.  No one really knows where his alleged Indian blood comes from. So we can safely say that Adolfo Moro was not a Cupeño Indian.

Adolfo then had his son Domingo Moro. Who is Domingo Moro? Domingo Moro was a Citizen Indian who gave up his rights and all entitlement as an Indian person when he perfected an Indian Homestead at Warner’s Ranch adjacent to Warner Springs. That is why Domingo Moro was not allotted at Pala.

He was a Citizen Indian and ineligible to receive an allotment. It also meant that his children were not eligible to receive allotments either but through the usual government misdealings at Pala his daughters were finally allotted at Pala. That is why they appear as allottees 159 and 160 near the end of the list of Pala Allottees. Understand that Domingo Moro held title to almost 140 acres of land at Warner’s Ranch and therefore he was not considered a landless Indian and neither were his children. The allotments to his children were illegal under the law. 

From a letter to the Indian Agent at Pala November 25, 1918.



Dear Mr. Wadsworth:
In response to your letter of the 18th, concerning Domingo Moro, you are advised that he is a fee patent Indian; his fee patent, dated Oct. 29, 1908, covers Lot 1 and NE ¼   and NE ¼ Sec. 25 and Lot 4 and SE ¼ and SE ¼ Sec. 24 in T. 10 S. R. 3 E. S.B.M., containing 138.52 acres. His name appears on no census. *** his name was dropped from the census when he became a citizen by virtue of the fee patent cited above.

Domingo Moro sold his land for $20,000 to the owner of the Citrus Soap Co. That probably made him the richest Indian in California at that time.

How did Domingo Moro acquire these lands? 

A little known fact. In 1901 after the decision against the Warner’s Ranch Indians was issued, the United States:
In reply to your inquiry of this date, the records of this office show that Sections 24 and 25 *** was reserved for Indian purposes by letter “G” June 22, 1901.”

What did this mean to the Cupeño People and the People of Warner Springs? It meant they did not have to move to Pala. All they had to do was abandon their homes and move adjacent to the Hot Springs where they could build new homes. The land was fed by the Agua Caliente Creek so there was substantial water.

So why didn’t they do this? Why was Domingo Moro the only one to file for lands within these Sections so designated by the United States?  Simply because he never shared the information with any of the other Indians. No one else knew that the lands were opened for Indian entry.

Domingo Moro endeared himself to the United States Government which allowed him to get the best government jobs and gain control over the People without the permission of the People.

There was a very significant event which is telling in history.  Why does Robert Smith hate the Pala Store so much? It is a family thing.
Domingo Moro and Henry Smith wanted to open a store on Pala but they were denied their Traders License because Domingo Moro was no longer an Indian and Henry Smith was white man. After being denied their license they began developing documents to show that Henry Smith was from Mesa Grande and at least ¼ Indian. The BIA agents could never prove this but relied upon affidavits from various people close to the Moro family. The BIA finally issued Domingo Moro and Henry Smith a Traders License.    OP:  WHY do we hear about Mesa Grande when it comes to dealings with the BIA? That's where the family of  current chairman ALLAN LAWSON is supposedly from?  Although his ancestor said they were NOT INDIAN.

Then it begins. They opened their store but they did not have the business savvy to compete with the store operated by Reyes Freeman. After a series of negative incidents they finally closed the store. There was one report of how Henry Smith had barricaded himself in the store and was beating his wife, Annie Smith, with a club. The police had to intervene.

The short and simple answer is that Robert Smith can not make any claim to Indian from his father’s side because there is no Indian.

There are only a few things to be said about his Blacktooth family because they are still a respected family and don’t deserve any disregard or callousness because of Robert Smith.

Robert Smith’s grandmother was Innocence Blacktooth. She identified herself as being a San Felipe Indian. She was the mother of Marie Smith. The birth records for Marie Smith show that her father is unknown. According to Robert Smith’s interpretation of public records you must assume White if the father is unknown.  Using Robert Smith’s rules, both of his grandfathers were White men.

It has to be finally determined that Robert Smith is a San Felipe Indian and has no interest in Warner Springs at all. This helps to explain why Robert Smith did not buy Warner Springs for $9,000,000 when he had the chance. True. The final asking price in front of Robert Smith was only $9,000,000. Remember the Band authorized Robert to spend up to $25,000,000 to buy Warner Springs. The truth be known Robert has no interest in buying Warner Springs. He just uses Warner Springs as a means to taunt the People of Warner Springs and taking advantage of their hopes.

This was not the first time Robert Smith killed a deal to buy Warner Springs. Cal Rossi offered to sell the Band, in 1991, Warner Springs for $8,000,000 with terms. It was a no brainer. Robert Smith killed the deal. Sorry Robert, but your San Felipe blood is showing.

Robert Smith, at every turn claims victory in the Margarita Brittain case. There is no victory because the facts have never been before a court because of Sovereign Immunity. This simply means you cannot challenge the actions of a tribe no matter how wrong or egregious their decisions might be. There is no challenging the facts. 

So think about it. If Robert Smith is so sure of his facts then what is he afraid of that he has to hide under the skirt of Lady Sovereignty. Why is Robert Smith afraid to have a court look at his facts? The answer is simple. Other than his hatred for the Pala Store and the Brittain family, he has no FACTS. You are a loser Robert and much worse you are a coward. Man up Robert and let’s go to court with your facts. We will gladly meet you there with ours. We are sure we will win. Apparently you are sure you will lose. Robert Smith, the White man. We have the facts. You got nothing.


You know what is truly funny is that you cannot stand to call King Freeman King because in your mind that would make him a greater man than you. He may be Reyes to you but he is still our King.

Respectfully the Britten Family

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the Hunters San Luis Rey, Temecula or Pechanga Indians? Honest question.

Anonymous said...

Lusieños

Anonymous said...

Thank you OP for posting this, Robert knows the truth and that is why he does everything possible to keep the truth from being known to all, but it is coming, and he will fall more will fall along side him.

Anonymous said...

When he does finally fall he will take anyone he can down with him. Including all of his supporting ec members, BIA workers who new what he has done to the Pala Tribe, and turned a blind eye to his corruption. Also all the Tribal workers that have helped him in his distruction of the Tribe.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Anonymous said...

Wow, shocking, that these imposters keep seizing the power in Indian Country. They should all be run out!

Anonymous said...

This whole thing was all planned almost 20 years ago with lawyer Howard Dickstein and his lobbyist wife at the time with his proposal for Indian Gaming to supposedly help the Indians become more self sufficient, but it really focused on making certain tribal leaders have lots of power and become rich without having to follow their own laws, hmm, sounds like a reflection of the US Federal Government. Howard got certain people in place like Amy at the BIA because he knew she would cover up a lot and disregard the rules of the BIA. His lobbyist wife then got on the Governing board of the California State Bar and when any complaints came in towards having her husband or any lawyers he worked with questioned or disbarred, the complaints somehow got lost. When things started really being questioned about his secret relationship with many tribes who have all disenrolled hundreds of members, Howard stepped away from the situation, and his wife left the Bar Association and became the president of AARP. Whether or not he collects money still from these tribes will eventually become known. He has strong ties in Washington DC and that is where they live now, so his foot is in many doors preaching against the disenrolled to make it look like all of the disenrollments are reasonable. Many tribal leaders go back and forth to DC to keep their status of power using their influential lobbyist and others to have meetings about how evil the disenrolled people are and how they do not belong. At one time Howard was secretly driven into the casino to collect his annual 25 million just from Pala alone and Howard represented at least 7 other tribes that probable did the same thing with. Was his idea for Casinos really meant to help the Indians or was it for himself and certain comrades to become wealthy? If the Casinos were meant to help all Indians become more self-sufficient then why does the Federal Government still give money to the Tribes? Pala makes hundreds of millions of dollars yet they still need 20 million in grant money in the last 9 years, and no one checks on where that grant money goes, 20 million in 9 years for a community that has a population of about 370 people, why do they need that much when they are suppose to be using the casino money to help that community thrive? Follow the money, how many houses do the Tribal Leaders have, how many vacations do they go on, how many new cars do they own? While they throw out legitimate members who want the whole tribe to thrive and be productive. These people are a threat to the leaders, they want their youth to accomplish things, not to have the tribe hand out drugs to them to keep them under their control for the need of the per-capita and to help them stay in power. We are losing much of our youth to this horrendous idea of collecting their check and scoring their drugs just to be broke again a week before their next check.

Anonymous said...

The only way that Pala will change for the better is to get rid of SMITH, perez, NIETO,and MAXEY.Add you name to the complaint with the FBI,and the IRS.

In the spirit of Adam Castillo said...

Now its making sense why Tribal leaders disenroll. They like to stay in power because they know that if they step down, they're fake indian butts will get disenrolled. Every tribal leader has a dirty secret. Research the corrupted leaders who disenroll and maybe you'll find some truth.

Anonymous said...

So Adam castillo, you are saying that Danny Tucker, Anthony Pico and Cliff LaChappa are all frauds???

Anonymous said...

And Robert Smith is so greedy that he has "won" some of the $50,000 giveaways at Pala Casino. The elite players had a fit about it. Why should the Chief of a tribe be winning a supposedly honest drawing.? Makes you wonder who really gets those Friday night cars. I was there one night when the same guy won 50,000 and a car. Payback to someone ??...there is ZERO accountability in Indian Country.

Anonymous said...

We were there one night when Roberts name was called, for the a new car. He instead took the cash prize instead of the car. He and Jimbo Goodpasture talking, and Robert said "I guess I'll buy another race horse" now. Another knight they called Dennis Turners name for 10,000 cash drawing. who just happened to be sitting at the bar.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

There is more to the story of the scheme at Pala where the EC gave itself power over enrollment, disenrollment, control of the gaming revenue, and now total control of all tribal operations.

The Chairman told the General Council that the Band needed a Constitution to participate in tribal gaming. The members agreed and the Articles of Association were amended into the Pala Constitution. Little did the members know that the Constitution included a provision giving the EC the authority to enact Ordinances. Believe it or not, this provision was flagged for revision by Amy Dutschke who said that checks and balances were necessary and that other tribes with such provisions had disputes.

Robert Smith told the BIA that the Band had decided not to incorporate Amy Deutsche's recommendations.So the EC gave themselves this power without the approval of the General Council.

Here is the punchline. The NIGC issued gaming approval based on the Articles of Association. A Constitution was not necessary. All that was required was a governing document that was approved by the BIA. Yet another of the many lies told by the corrupt Pala Chairman.

Why does the BIA call him honorable? He wouldn't know the truth if it bit him in the privates.

Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath waiting for a Robert "white boy" Smith response OP. This letter is exactly accurate to documents in hand about his lineage. He CANNOT dispute anything disclosed in the letter. What a fake, phony, sad excuse of a ma....................infantile little boy.

concerned member said...

The time is now to get this "FAKE" Indian off of "OUR" Reservation, along with the City Indian "Nieto"AKA,(owl face).If we leave it as it is , its like letting the city of Escondido run the Tribe.

concerned member said...

Post the Documents for all to see.

PALAREZ said...

If he gambles at the casino why is it not ok for him to be entered in the drawings? This letter is carp and the coward that wrote it is obviously not a part of the tribe. Smith and Nieto both have blood so there not fake indians if your such a concerned member speak on it at the meeting or are you not allowed in the meetings? Why would the chairman respond to this letter from a non member to a blog that's suppose to be about a different reservation. Tribal matters should stay in the tribe this isn't a city. If you want to address the chairman why not write the letter to him instead of to someone who not from pala to post on there blog?

Anonymous said...

TO PALAREZ, Your post don't mean shit anymore, and why are you posting as PalaRez. It sounds like you are posting for the entire Pala Reservation. I don't think so. And you say that Smith and Nieto both have blood, that's fine but they don't have the blood degree to be CUPA TRIBAL MEMBERS.

Anonymous said...

Pala Rez is a idiot. Do you notice on radio station give aways they always say employees are not allowed to enter? The chairman should not be allowed to enter a drawing at the casino that he does business with. It is in poor taste.

PALAREZ said...

If you have a player's card you are automatically entered in the drawings if you play you can win. His money is just as good as anyone's at the casino. If ur saying that because he does buisness with casino he shouldn't be able to play there then no tribal member should be able to play there and that is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

The problem is, Palarezzer, is that, as the Chairman of the Tribe, it's a huge conflict of interest for the tribe's chairman (who is also an enterpise board member) to engage in Pala Casino Contests. It's not a good practice to participate in gaming contests since it could appear to the public eye that contests are being rigged and simply, since you are highly visible public figure, you should practice better judgment. As a member of the Pala Bands Enterprise Board, you and any other Board Member shouldn't be engaging in Casino contest! The fact that you dont understand why baffles me and then I understand completely when I realize who Im talking to. I get that you dont understand basic fundamentals of common sense, its appear that you are a simpleton. It a bad business practice for the principles of any operation to engage in contests of that operation. Its just bad judgment, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

And he just ".happene" to be there for the drawings right? Everyone knows it is a set up. And I bet a lot of the drawings are pay backs for favors done for the leaders. There is no accountability. Most casnos don't even allow their employees to gamble at the place where they work, so why does a person that is in charge get to?

Anonymous said...

Palatez needs to learn how to use grammar. And actually tribal members shouldn't be able to win contests at their own casinos. It's a huge conflict and red flag to the customers of the casinos. Every big company that has contest bars employees and family members that work for that company. Hell, Pala just fired a guy that worked for them for 14 years because he went to the buffet with an elite player that took him through the long line through the elite entrance because it was a conflict of interest. Really,?. But the Chief can win the cars and money in the drawings and that's fine?

Anonymous said...

Ya, And why didn't they kick him out of the casino when he squatted and took a piss on the plants inside the casino.

Anonymous said...

Is it because he has a players card.

Anonymous said...

Send to info on Mr. Smith to: Cristy Fajardo,@KCBS news channel 2 news reporter. She is the one that interviewed R. Smith on a T.V. news interview, and we will see who belongs and who doesn't. There are welfare programs that you can sign up for, mr. smith.

PALAREZ said...

The tribes buisness is not cristy fajardo buisness nor is it any one else that isn't a member. You don't belong obviously our chairman and other Ec members all have blood and more than a 16th you are crying around about.

PALAREZ said...

The tribes buisness is not cristy fajardo buisness nor is it any one else that isn't a member. You don't belong obviously our chairman and other Ec members all have blood and more than a 16th you are crying around about.

Anonymous said...

So when u publish the same post 2 and 3 times sre you trying to make it look like more are sticking up for your white boy chairman other then yourself? or do you not know how to operate your computer. Keep mentioning those EC members Maxey, Nieto and Perez's blood degrees and your going to see some "proof" thats going to make you eat your words. Oh, by the way, where were you Friday? your all talk and no action, and no proof Palarez

PALAREZ said...

I was there Friday no one else was so get it right. Make me eat my words then because I know you can't. So keep talking because that's all your doing.

Anonymous said...

unfortunately you know nothing

Anonymous said...

To PalaRez, it is Cristy Fajardo's business because Your chairman lied to her during their interview on tv.So maybe,just maybe she would like the chance to see the truth come out, about who belongs and who for sure doesn't. It's the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Palarez doesn't know right from wrong. Palarez's whole world revolves around lies, deception and theft. Your white chairman lies to you every time he opens his mouth, steals money from you on a weekly if not daily basis. Your decieved into thinking something is one way when its the total opposite and sadly you seem to enjoy living your life being viewed as to stupid to see whats happening to you, but thats your choice Palarez. Conversing with you can only be compared to a professional baseball pitcher throwing a curve ball to a T-ball hitter, ifs a waste of time thinking you will get it.

Anonymous said...

People that work a the Casino are not allowed to gamble at Pala, He is on the Board, and he should "NOT" be allowed to gamble or to enter any type of giveaways and or drawings, PERIOD.

Anonymous said...

I agree no doubt. How insane the chairmen won the drawing for a car. Unbelievable....that says rigged allover it period... I dont think we have to say anything else about it. He shouldnt be able to enter the drawing. Period....It looks so tacky that he won

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Why is it so necessary to keep tribal business secret? If it is all legitimate then there would be no problem with transparency. If you want to see the letter from Amy Dutschke why don't you bring it up at the next meeting and ser if the Chairman will give you a look. Actually this letter has been entered as an exhibit in the Aguayo v. Jewell appeal by the BIA. Or at least the BIA is trying to get the record supplemented.

As long as we are talking truth, the letter was part of a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by William Pink for any BIA records associated with the approval of the Pala Constitution. This approval has been challenged by the disenrollees because an election was required to adopt the Constitution but instead it was done at a General Council meeting that had only 10 days notice and adoption of the Constitution was not on the agenda.

The Pala EC bypassed the Band's laws to adopt a Constitution with 27 votes. They gave themselves the power to enact Ordinances and to write an Enrollment Ordinance that gave them the power to disenroll.

This is not my blog so I can't post documents. I could ask O Pechanga to post it if there is real interest. We have been exposing the corruption for a long time now.This is just one of many improprieties in the adoption of the Pala Constitution. It was part of Robert Smith's plot to get control of everything. Now he is in charge and yahoos like PalaRez defend him. I say that if Pala members cared about the rez they would be doing something about it. We are still working hard for positive change and will never give up. Robert Smith deserves justice.

Anonymous said...

Since the disenrollments took place, not one single Tribal member has been asked to update their information on file with the Tribe.It was for sure all Bullshit.Wasn't it Smith,BIA Muncy, and Amy Duschbag?.

PALAREZ said...

How would you know that ^^^^

Anonymous said...

Hey Palarez crap face smith. We already know you are making your white friends members so you can give them per cap as rewards for their crooked deeds for you. And yes we do know that.

PALAREZ said...

It's amusing the conspiracy therioes you guys come up with against the chairman and Ec...

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Yes we love to amuse you. It is all theories. Everything is legit at Pala. The Chairman and the EC can be proud of what they have accomplished.

PALAREZ said...

If only you would finally get that through your head

PALAREZ said...

If only you would finally get that through your head

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Anonymous said...

if only the Chairman would get that through his thick head, or maybe a arrow, or a bullet might be better. Who knows he is still a scum bag. So is Theresa Nieto, who is going to hurt her own family by doing what she did to the members by her making the motion to disenroll them. It's going to bite her where the sun doesn't shine.
Its already starting by doing an investigation into her blood line. And it will not be up to the EC to make a ruling on the facts. It will go directly to the general membership to decide.

PALAREZ said...

Gee angry much? You either another disenrollee or your enrolled but to chicken shit to say that to Smith or Nieto. Look into the bloodline all you want you will find you can't prove MB's dad. Who voted you chairman I know it wasn't me or anyone else in the GC but good luck with your "facts"

Anonymous said...

You mean your chairman and Nieto are the ones that are to CHICKEN SHIT to except the facts of who is and who isn't. I'll go face to face with either one of those low life bitches.

Anonymous said...

PALAREZ @ 9:13AM
Can you prove who isn't MB's DAD? I'll bet you can't. There is more proof who is than who isn't. So I guess we will have to see what the 9th circuit Judges have to say about that. Even the BIA says who her Dad is.

PALAREZ said...

She never said who her dad was that's proof enough

Anonymous said...

How do you know, she has been dead for almost /85 years , so you must be going by hearsay.

Anonymous said...

My wish is that I am around long enough to see R. Smith, Theresa Nieto
Dion Perez, Get buried at the Valley Center community Cemetery, because we don't want any non members of our Reservation buried in our Cupa Indian Cemetery. Unless it a spouse or a child of a member.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:19 Why not just let the Tribes workers pick them up on trash day.

Anonymous said...

If he doesn't have enough blood what do we call him, the chairman or the Mayor of Pala.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Pala has hired a new Attorney for there Gamming yet, being that Howard Dickstien is no longer their Attorney. MAN OVERBOARD. No, he just swam away from the sinking ship.

Anonymous said...

interesting letter posted on PALAWATCH

Anonymous said...

Pala Chief "Little PeePee Needs to go back to San Felipe.

Anonymous said...

TO ANY ONE THAT HAS PROOF OF ANY AND ALL CRIMES, BY ROBERT SMITH OR HIS BROTHER ANDREW SMITH, you are urged to call the north county office of the FBI in Carlsbad ca.# (760)729-0811, and ask for the Agent handling the Pala Cases. This has nothing to do with the disenrollments, only crimes that they have committed. Including Elder abuse, drug dealing, murder, and so on.