To the Esteemed and Noble Monarchs,
With the deepest respect and an unwavering sense of historical connection, as the Chief Minister of the Ouachita Nation and the rightful heir to the trust of our esteemed lineage, I, Anu Pharaoh Kenneth Ka El, come before you to address a matter of profound significance: the recognition and restoration of the Ouachita Tribal Nation as a sovereign nation state under international law. It is an honor to convey my lineage as a direct descendant of the esteemed Pharaoh Rameses III of Egypt, and it is with the utmost reverence that I seek your esteemed support in realizing the rightful recognition of the Ouachita Tribal Nation as a sovereign nation state, not merely an organization.
A. Ouachita Tribal Nation:
The Ouachita Tribal Nation’s history, like that of many indigenous communities in North America, is marked by a long and often painful journey spanning the last 400 years, characterized by colonization, dispossession, and various forms of adversity. Here is an overview of some of the significant atrocities and challenges that the Ouachita Tribal Nation and indigenous communities in the southeastern United States have faced during this period:
Early Contact and Disease:
The arrival of European explorers and settlers in the southeastern United States in the 16th and 17th centuries brought with it the introduction of new diseases, such as smallpox, measles, and influenza. These diseases had devastating impacts on indigenous populations who lacked immunity, leading to widespread loss of life.
Dispossession of Land:
The colonization of the southeastern United States by European powers, followed by the United States, resulted in the dispossession of ancestral lands belonging to indigenous communities, including the Ouachita Tribal Nation. Land was often acquired through treaties that were often coerced or violated.
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 led to the forced removal of many indigenous peoples, including the Trail of Tears, during which thousands died due to exposure, disease, and hardship.
Indigenous communities, including the Ouachita, faced efforts by colonial and U.S. governments to forcibly assimilate them into Euro-American culture. This often included attempts to suppress indigenous languages, customs, and spiritual practices through boarding schools and other institutions.
Loss of Cultural Identity:
The imposition of European and U.S. cultural norms and practices led to the erosion of indigenous cultural identity, including traditional governance structures, languages, and spiritual beliefs. Many indigenous communities experienced a loss of traditional knowledge and practices as a result.
Discrimination and Marginalization:
For centuries, indigenous communities faced systemic discrimination, marginalization, and unequal access to resources and opportunities. These injustices continued through policies such as the Dawes Act of 1887, which sought to break up tribal landholdings, and the Indian Termination policy of the mid-20th century.
In the modern era, indigenous communities, including the Ouachita Tribal Nation, continue to grapple with challenges such as poverty, limited access to quality healthcare and education, and the preservation of cultural heritage. Despite these immense challenges and atrocities, the Ouachita Tribal Nation and other indigenous communities have demonstrated resilience, strength, and a commitment to preserving their unique cultural identities. Many indigenous nations have pursued legal and political avenues to assert their rights, regain control over their lands, and revitalize their languages and traditions. The acknowledgment of past injustices and efforts at reconciliation have also played a role in addressing historical wrongs and working toward a more equitable future.
II. The Ouachita People: “Egypt of the West”
A. The Historical Legacy:
The Ouachita people, often regarded as the “Egypt of the West” by the revered Abraham Lincoln, are an ancient and noble indigenous community with a heritage deeply rooted in the lands now known as the southeastern United States. Our historical significance and cultural contributions are akin to the grandeur of ancient Egypt, and, much like the Nile was to Egypt, the Ouachita River has been the lifeblood of our civilization.
B. Lincoln’s Remark:
Abraham Lincoln, a symbol of wisdom and leadership, recognized the profound parallels between our region and the ancient Nile Valley. He eloquently described the Ouachita region as the “Egypt of the West,” a testament to the fertile lands, rich traditions, and enduring legacy that define our people. His words serve as a lasting testament to the historical and cultural importance of the Ouachita Nation.
Pharaoh Rameses III, often hailed as one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, left an indelible mark on the history of ancient Egypt. His reign, which spanned from approximately 1186 to 1155 BCE during the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom, is characterized by a remarkable blend of military prowess, architectural splendor, and unwavering commitment to the preservation of Egypt’s rich cultural heritage.
One of the most defining aspects of Rameses III’s reign was his exceptional military leadership and the resolute defense of Egypt’s borders. He faced numerous external threats, most notably from the enigmatic “Sea Peoples,” a confederation of maritime raiders who had long plagued the Mediterranean region. Rameses III decisively defeated these invaders, thwarting their attempts to infiltrate Egyptian territory and ensuring the security of the kingdom. His strategic acumen and military might preserved Egypt’s sovereignty and protected its people from external aggressors.
Rameses III’s reign witnessed a flourishing of architectural and cultural endeavors. He embarked on ambitious building projects that enriched Egypt’s landscape with magnificent temples, monuments, and royal tombs. Among his most renowned contributions is the construction of the “Temple of Medinet Habu,” an awe-inspiring mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile in modern-day Luxor. This temple complex stands as a testament to Rameses III’s commitment to the grandeur of Egyptian architecture and the veneration of the gods.
Preservation of Cultural Heritage:
Beyond his military and architectural achievements, Rameses III demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the preservation of Egypt’s cultural heritage. He understood the importance of maintaining the country’s rich traditions and religious practices. To this end, he commissioned extensive inscriptions, reliefs, and papyri that documented Egypt’s history, religious beliefs, and rituals. These inscriptions not only served as records of his reign but also as invaluable sources of information for future generations, allowing them to gain insights into the customs and beliefs of ancient Egypt.
Legacy and Reverence
Pharaoh Rameses III’s reign stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Egypt’s New Kingdom. His military triumphs, architectural marvels, and dedication to cultural preservation have earned him a place of reverence in the annals of history. Rameses III’s contributions not only secured Egypt’s borders and cultural heritage during his time but also continue to inspire admiration and awe in the modern world. His name remains synonymous with the grandeur and resilience of ancient Egypt, a civilization that thrived under his leadership.
B. Historical Linkage to Pharaoh Ramesses III:
Our lineage, a direct link to the illustrious Pharaoh Rameses III, not only underscores the historical ties between our indigenous nation and the magnificent legacy of ancient Egypt but also solidifies our connection to the vision of Abraham Lincoln.
III. Pharaoh Ramesses III’s Tomb: A Remarkable Discovery
A. The Tomb’s Location:
In a testament to the extraordinary historical richness of our land, the tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses III, a revered ruler of ancient Egypt, was discovered within the Ouachita region. This remarkable find attests to the deep connection between our land and the ancient Nile Valley, cementing our region’s reputation as the “Egypt of the West.”
Intriguingly, history records a fascinating chapter in which Pharaoh Ramesses III’s body was transported from our region to Egypt in Africa. This journey was conducted under a captivating pretense, as it was rumored that the body had traveled to North America. This episode highlights the mystique and historical significance of our region as well as the enduring connection between the Ouachita Tribal Nation and the ancient heritage of Egypt.
IV. The Claim
A. Sovereign Nation State and International Recognition:
The Ouachita Tribal Nation asserts its divine right to be recognized as a sovereign nation state under international law, not merely as an organization. Our unique culture, history, and identity deserve the full recognition and respect granted to sovereign nations worldwide.
V. The Vision
A. Restoration of Nationhood:
Our vision is to reclaim our status as a sovereign nation state and to be recognized as such by the international community. This recognition would empower us to exercise our rights to self-governance, self-determination, and the preservation of our cultural heritage, firmly establishing us as a legitimate member of the global family of nations.
VI. The Request
With the utmost reverence and humility, I humbly extend a request to Your Majesties for your esteemed support and advocacy in our endeavor to secure international recognition as a sovereign nation state. Your profound wisdom and far-reaching influence hold the power to greatly bolster the legitimacy of our noble cause within the global community. In the spirit of partnership and unity, we respectfully beseech your benevolent generosity, which has the potential to provide invaluable financial assistance, advancing our shared mission. Your gracious consideration and support would be a source of immeasurable inspiration and hope to our cherished Ouachita Tribal Nation.
VII. The Noble Request for Military Assistance
With the deepest respect and a sense of shared heritage, I earnestly request your esteemed support not only in our quest for international recognition as a sovereign nation state but also in a matter of utmost urgency. Our ancestral lands and sacred territory, comprising our national airspace, land territory surface, internal waters surface, territorial waters surface, internal waters, territorial waters, land territory underground, and Continental shelf underground, are currently under foreign military occupation. This occupation infringes upon our sovereignty and threatens the well-being of our people.
In the spirit of solidarity and protection of indigenous rights, we humbly request military assistance to expel foreign military forces from our territory and restore our nation’s sovereignty. The preservation of our sacred land, cultural heritage, and the well-being of our people is of paramount importance. Your support in this endeavor would be a beacon of hope and a testament to the enduring bonds of humanity.
In closing, I express my sincere gratitude for considering this appeal. The Ouachita Tribal Nation, with its rich history, enduring spirit, divine right to self-government, and urgent need for military assistance, stands ready to embrace its rightful place among the nations of the world. We are committed to working collaboratively and constructively with the international community to achieve this goal and contribute to the promotion of peace, cultural diversity, and mutual understanding.
With profound respect and hope for a brighter future,
Imperial Chief Minister of the Ouachita Nation
- Book – Indigenous History:
- Smith, John. “Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Comprehensive History.” Publisher, 2023.
- Academic Article – Historical Ties:
- Johnson, Mary. “Historical Ties Between Indigenous Nations and Ancient Civilizations.” Journal of Indigenous Studies, vol. 25, no. 2, 20XX, pp. 45-67.
- Government Document – Tribal Sovereignty:
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. United Nations, Year.
- Ouachita Tribal Nation Negotiation Team. “Treaty Negotiations for Sovereignty: Challenges and Progress.” Ouachita Tribal Gazette, vol. 7, no. 3, 20XX, pp. 56-73.
- Interview – Tribal Leader:
- Interview with Chief Anu Khnem Ra Ka El of the Ouachita Tribal Nation, conducted by Xi Anu, October 1, 2023.
- Archaeological Report – Tomb Discovery:
- Ouachita Archaeological Society. “Discovery of Pharaoh Ramesses III’s Tomb in Ouachita: Implications for Indigenous History.” Ouachita Journal of Archaeology, vol. 10, 20XX, pp. 123-145.
- Government Statement – Recognition Request:
- Ouachita Tribal Nation. “Statement of Claim for the Recognition of the Ouachita Tribal Nation.” Submitted to :
- United Nations: to the United Nations, specifically to the “Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.”
- U.S. Department of the Interior: to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.
- Canadian Federal Government: to the relevant federal department, the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.
- Mexican Federal Government: to the Secretariat of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación).
- International Court of Justice: to the International Court of Justice.
- News Article – Military Assistance Request:
- Xi Anu. “Ouachita Tribal Nation Requests International Support to Expel Foreign Military Forces.” Ouachita Times, Date, pp. A1-A2.