John Maynes is a member of the Unkechaug Indians in Mastic, New York. He has asked a Suffolk judge to stop the chief of the Unkechaug Indians from conducting business and is challenging the chief's genealogical right to be part of the tribe. He claims Unkechaug chief Harry Wallace does not have ancestry that can be traced to American Indian descendants of Shinnecock Indians.
Wallace says his own genealogical ties to the tribe are "quite extensive" and span nine generations.
You can read more in an article by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher in the NewsDay.com web site at http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/leader-of-unkechaug-indians-challenged-on-blood-right-1.1529971.