African-Native American Genealogy Forum
1866 Treaty in effect for Delaware,...?
Sullivan introduces bill to reestablish federal recognition of Delaware Tribe
U.S. Representative John Sullivan has introduced a bill in Congress that seeks to provide a monetary settlement to the Bartlesville-based Delaware Tribe of Indians and would, in the eyes of tribal officials, help reestablish the tribe’s federal status.
In a long-running dispute with the Cherokee Nation based in Tahlequah, the Delaware seek to restore the federal recognition granted to the tribe then subsequently stripped through a series of court decisions culminating in 2004.
The Cherokees have maintained that the tribe...
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