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Supreme Court refuses Osage Nation case

Osage Nation loses appeal before High Court on claim its reservation takes in all of Osage County
BY CHRIS CASTEEL Washington Bureau Published: June 27, 2011

However, on the larger question about the reservation, the solicitor general said "it is unclear whether Congress went so far as to disestablish the Osage Reservation."

Osage Nation Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle said he was disappointed the Supreme Court declined to take the case "but this does not end the Osage Nation's efforts to protect our homelands. We will continue to exercise our inherent rights as a sovereign.

“No tribal programs, services or business enterprises are affected by today’s ruling. The Osage Nation will continue to operate programs and services that benefit not only Osage tribal members, but also our local communities and the state of Oklahoma.”


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