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New Scholarship on the Cherokee Freedmen Controversy

Lolita Buckner Inniss has published “Cherokee Freedmen and the Color of Belonging” in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law. PDF The abstract: This Article addresses the Cherokee Nation and its historic conflict with the descendants of its former black slaves, designated … Continue reading

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New Scholarship from Circe Strum on the Cherokee Freedmen

Here. Abstract: Despite a treaty in 1866 between the Cherokee Nation and the federal government granting them full tribal citizenship, Cherokee Freedmen—the descendants of African American slaves to the Cherokee, as well as of children born from unions between African … Continue reading

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Cherokee Nation v. Nash Argument Rescheduled to May 5, 2014

Here is the minute order: MINUTE ORDER: The hearing set to take place on April 28, 2014, is RESCHEDULED to take place on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 25A before Judge Thomas F. Hogan. Signed by … Continue reading

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Updated and Complete Summary Judgment Briefs in Cherokee Freedman Case

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (D.D.C.): 233 Cherokee Nation Brief 234 Federal Defendants – Expert Report in Support of Partial Summary Judgment Exhibit 3 Federal Defendants Motion and Memo In Support – Cross Motion for Partial … Continue reading

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WaPo Article on Interior and the Cherokee Freedmen

Here.

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Summary Judgment Briefs in Cherokee Freedmen Matter

Here are the filings (so far) in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (D.D.C.): 233 Cherokee Nation Brief 234 Federal Defendants – Expert Report in Support of Partial Summary Judgment Exhibit 3 Federal Defendants Motion and Memo In Support – Cross Motion … Continue reading

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Judge Hogan Sets Cherokee Freedmen Oral Argument for April 29, 2014

Here: 2013-09-17 Order Granting Joint Motion for Order Setting Briefing Schedule for Summary Judgment on Core Issue  

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Briefing Schedule in Cherokee Freedmen Case (Now in D.C. Federal District Court)

Here: 2013-09-13 Joint Motion for Order Setting Briefing Schedule for Summary Judgment on Core Issue and Staying Case on All Other Matters

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California COA Decides ICWA-Related Appeal Involving Cherokee/Choctaw Freedmen Descendants

The opinion in In re D.N. is here. An excerpt: The “by blood” requirement in the Choctaw Nation‟s Constitution, as well as others, has been interpreted as excluding the descendants of freedmen. (Allen v. Tribal Council (2006) 9 Okla. Trib. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Emergency Motion to Allow Cherokee Freedmen to Vote

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Nash (N.D. Okla.): DCT Order Denying TRO Robin Mayes Motion for TRO News coverage here.

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