Original Mooretown Distributees. All records are from BIA FOIA request.

This site is owned by a Mooretown Rancheria Tribal Member and all records are public record. 

Under Review with BIA

Reclassify Ina Martin's Kids and Families back to Lineal Members

 According to the 1958 distribution of Assets for Mooretown Ina Jackson was listed as a wife and Robert Jackson was listed as the distributee. Why would a married couple, who has been married for 42 years have to separate land or titles? They are of one flesh.  They shared in distribution. (Jointly). 

In the August 1, 1961 Federal Register it shows Kate Archuleta, Fred Taylor, Robert Jackson and Ina Jackson as distributee’s. 

Here is a fact: Robert Jackson and Ina Jackson wrote a letter to the BIA requesting their land be protected and that they both own and built the 80 acres back to health. Signed by them both; this is their words. BIA replied to them and recognizing that they will protect their land. So this would show that Ina was not just a wife, but had ownership. As well as the two 80 acres were split up in 4ths not 3rds. Robert and Ina had 80 acre tract and Fred Taylor and Kate Archuleta split the 2nd 80 acre tract. The BIA owned all 160 acres prior to distribution of 1958 and only allowed homeless Indians to live on property. 


Tribal Oath of Office:

I, ___________________, do solemnly swear that I will uphold the Constitution and Laws of the Mooretown Rancheria, that I will serve the tribe to the best of my ability, that I will work for the entire membership of the tribe, that I will responsibly represent the tribe, that I will carry out the directions of the Tribal Council, that I will declare when a conflict of interest could affect the performance of my duties on behalf of the tribe, and that I will perform all duties required of me by the Constitution and Laws of the Tribe. 

The mission of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. 

Current Mooretown Rancheria Tribal Council, Chairman and members have the opportunity to do what is right and fix an error that occurred in 2005. The Tribal Constitution was not followed, a fraudulent Genealogy report was presented and members were given incorrect information.  Our family prays that members will review these records that they never had access to and will realize that Ina Jackson was a distributee and that she came on the land the same time Robert Jackson did, as well as they both built the land back to health and were responsible for the creation of Mooretown Rancheria. 

FACTS to Download

All documents are from BIA file for Mooretown Rancheria. These are the facts and cannot be changed.  The Document " Appeal to Board of Appeals and AS-IA " is the final request we have sent to BIA. This entire time BIA in Sacramento has defined a wife as second class to her husband.  "Wife" is equal to her husband. 

The Facts, more to come


Reclassify Ina Martin-Jackson as a Distributee and family as Lineal Members

Reclassify Ina Martin-Jackson as a Distributee and family as Lineal Members

Reclassify Ina Martin-Jackson as a Distributee and family as Lineal Members

All records filed with BIA list Ina Jackson as a distributee, no document has been furnished to state otherwise. 


Federal Register dated August 1, 1961

Reclassify Ina Martin-Jackson as a Distributee and family as Lineal Members

Reclassify Ina Martin-Jackson as a Distributee and family as Lineal Members

This shows BIA and Federal Government saw Ina as a distributee and not just property of Robert Jackson. 


Robert and Ina letter to BIA

Reclassify Ina Martin-Jackson as a Distributee and family as Lineal Members

Robert and Ina letter to BIA

Signatures from Robert and Ina- from a letter sent to BIA stating that they both have lived on Parcel 1 -80 acres, and have both improved the land, they both accomplished this through their own means over the years. See letter below or in blog. 

Original Mooretown Distributee's


Robert and Ina Jackson

Robert and Ina Jackson were both registered with the BIA as Indians. They received roll numbers as well as their kids they had together and the kids Ina had with her first husband. They were the original Native Americans that lived on Parcel 1- 80 acre tract and built it to health at the time of distribution. 


Fred Taylor

Fred Taylor was one of the original Native American land owners of Parcel 2- 80 acres tract. Was married and had two kids. Re-married and the women's family tried to take his land that he has always had and the Jackson's. Letter is from Fred Taylor to right. 

Quote "Mrs. Katy Archuleta, who presently lives in the neighboring town of Oroville.

Kate Brooks Archuleta

Kate Archuleta was step daughter of Fred Taylor.

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