. In Case You’ve Missed It Cherokee Nation Fights for Delegate in Congress « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – The 1835 New Echota Treaty treaty signed by the United States and the Cherokee Tribe that led up to the Trail of Tears, states that the Cherokee “shall be entitled to a delegate in the House of Representatives of the United States whenever Congress shall make provision for the same.” Committee of Rules Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) said the hearing was aimed at giving Congress an opportunity to understand legal and procedural questions in seating a Cherokee Nation delegate. No legislation on the issue has yet been introduced, but McGovern described today’s hearing as “a good first step.”

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