NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 10, 1979
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(Studio) Report on plans by new owner of island in Rio Grande to set up new nation Island said to belong neither to United States nor Mexico.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Cherokee Nation) 1967 hurricane Beulah reported to have changed course of Rio Grande so that island was formed. Then-Air Force Colonel Herbert Williams' discovery that land had been removed from tax rolls and wasn't claimed by either United States or Mexico noted. Purchase of land by Williams and others and their plans for establishing new cntry., to be called Cherokee Nation, stated. [WILLIAMS - discusses plans for running country without bureaucracy, congress or taxes.]
REPORTER: George Lewis (KPRC-TV news film, Houston, 1967)
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