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Cherokee Nation processing freedmen citizenship applications

The Cherokee Nation has started processing tribal citizen applications for the descendants of black slaves once owned by tribal members. A federal court in Washington, D.C., ended a longstanding fight … Click to Continue »
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The Cherokee Supreme Court recently approved the dumping of 2,800 descendants of the nation's black slaves—called "freedmen"—off its tribal rolls in the middle of a contested election for principal chief. Being de-enrolled also cuts...

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The Cherokee Nation is urging a federal judge to allow a tribal lawsuit against distributors and retailers of opioid medications to be litigated in the tribe's own court. Cherokee Nation … Click to Continue »

Black Cherokees Regain Tribal Citizenship

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root

The Cherokee Nation citizenship of some 2,800 African Americans known as freedmen has been regained through an agreement made in federal court between the country's second-largest Indian tribe and its black members. The formerly ous...

Cherokees Vote: Slave Descendants Expelled

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root

By: Jenée Desmond-Harris The Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation has upheld a 2007 tribal decision to kick thousands of descendants of black slaves out of the tribe. The "Freedmen," descendants of slaves who accompanied Indians on ...

Court: Cherokee Freedmen have right to tribal citizenship

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

Descendants of black slaves, known as freedmen, who were once owned by members of the Cherokee Nation have a right to tribal citizenship under a ruling handed down by a … Click to Continue »


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