African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Federal Lawsuit - Cherokee Nation
I could be wrong, but my feelings in regards to this lawsuit is another means of disenrolling the Cherokee freedmen. In the Treaty of 1866, those words of the "same rights" also appeared for the freedmen and now the Cherokee nation is saying the same words. This time the words are being used for the Cherokee nation's benefit. They are giving in a little, for the purpose of totally eliminating the freedmen entirely.
From what I have read Congress did away with treaties (1866 Treaty), and if this is correct, I am having a hard time believing it, because the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokee freedmen being citizens. Citizens got land according to the Dawes rolls.
The amending of the constitution in 2007 was just another attempt for the Cherokee nation to rid itself of the freedmen and I believe it was done illegally disregarding the Supreme Court ruling. The Cherokee Nation has no respect for it's own court especially when it goes against what they want.
The misinterpretation of the 1866 Treaty is being used as an attempt to eliminate the freedmen!!