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By Julie Reed
Penn State 

Cherokee Nation wants to send a delegate to the House – it's an idea older than Congress itself Julie Reed Penn State

 

December 7, 2022



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) In 1835, the Cherokee Nation was promised a delegate in Congress as part of the same treaty – Treaty of New Echota – that led to the death of thousands on the Trail of Tears. Nearly 200 years later, the Cherokee are still fighting to make that promise a reality.

"The Treaty of New Echota is a living, valid treaty, and the Delegate provision is intact because it has never been abrogated," Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin wrote in testimony submi...



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