African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: 1866 Treaty vs. Constitutions
In Response To: Re: 1866 Treaty vs. Constitutions ()
What does the Reorganization Act say? Does this change override the 1866 Treaty?
It seem that the nations can do what they want at any time although the 1866 Treaty is still valid as you believe.
When citizenship requirements are changed to include blood quantum for freedmen on the Dawes rolls, then the treaty has been considered null and void. There was no blood requirement stated in the treaty to become a citizen.
If the Dawes rolls was used to determine citizenship and has never been changed, (cannot be changed), then freedmen and by bloods have the same rights to citizenship today using the Dawes rolls.
Again, I say racism is the problem. The Dawes rolls are not being used for it's original purpose, but now used for discrimination.