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Cherokee Nation announces it now has 400,000 tribal citizens


September 30, 2021

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation said Wednesday that it has reached 400,000 tribal citizens and expects to become the most populous indigenous tribe in the United States again.

"In the coming months, Cherokee Nation Registration will be adding thousands more tribal citizens whose applications are already pending and awaiting verification, making the Cherokee Nation the largest tribe in the United States," Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement.

In March, the Arizona-based Navajo Nation announced that it had become the nation's most populous tribe wh...

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