Cherokee Nation court says treaty declares freedmen members

Tribal judge says freed Cherokee slaves are protected citizens.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: January 15, 2011
Advertisement
;
A Cherokee Nation judge ruled Friday that the descendants of freed Cherokee slaves are protected citizens of the tribe under an 1866 treaty, throwing out a tribal constitutional amendment that required tribal blood for citizenship.
The tribe’s attorney...

Oklahoman subscribers have access to this article. Unlock it below.

What is this? Learn more.

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.