Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cherokee Freedmen: 1866 Treaty in FULL FORCE and EFFECT

The 1866 Treaty that gave Cherokee Freedmen the rights of Cherokee citizens is in “full force and effect,” attorney Jon Velie recently told a Freedmen audience.

According to the SN treaty, Seminole Freedmen “shall have and enjoy all the rights of native citizens.” The CN treaty states that Cherokee Freedmen “shall have all the rights of native Cherokees.”
When asked to explain the difference between “native citizens” and “native Cherokees,” Johnson said she could not discuss the difference because it was at the “heart of the ongoing litigation.” DOH!

Just because the white man did not live up to much of their treaties, does NOT make it right for the Cherokee to do the same. MORALLY, do what is right. Don't be like Pechanga, Picayune and Enterprise, BE BETTER.

Cherokee Freedmen Article

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