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Will Congress finally fulfill a 200-year-old promise to the Cherokee people?

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Kimberly Teehee could become the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to Congress – if Washington lets herThe 1835 Treaty of New Echota precipitated tens of thousands of Cherokee joining the infamous Trail of Tears – giving up their ancestral homes in the south-east, to trek to what is now Oklahoma.In a minor concession to the Cherokee people, buried within the treaty was a promise that the nation could appoint a delegate to the House of Representatives, to have at least some sort of say in the government that had forced them for their land. Continue reading…

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Author : Adam Gabbatt in New York

Publish date : 2019-10-15 06:00:51

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