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Re: Cherokee freedmen lawsuit WON
In Response To: Cherokee freedmen lawsuit WON ()

Thank you Marilyn, for your explanation about the recent case and for highlighting much of the work that went into this process. Like you, I have received questions as to whether the case included Freedmen descendants from other tribes, and you have clearly outlined more of the details of the case that has ended successfully.

Your input and clarification is appreciated.

Of course the issues in the other tribes are to be addressed, but they are clearly not a part of this case.

At this time, hopefully many more Cherokee Freedmen will be able to claim their birthright, and hope that others from other tribes will be encouraged to pursue their own, as they come from similar historical circumstances, having ties to the same historical landscape, same historical situation and status.

Once again congratulations on your hard work. May others be inspired by your success.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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