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Cherokee Freedmen Win Their Case in Federal Court

From the Blog:

For many this ruling is a surprise---Cherokee Freedmen, descendants of the formerly enslaved people held in bondage, have been struggling for the greater part of the past century for their rights to remain citizens in the tribe of their birth, and the tribe of their ancestors. Over the years there have been continuous efforts for the Five Slaveholding Tribes, to cleanse their nation of the presence of descendants of their slaves.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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