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The Cherokee Nation Pushes for Non Voting Delegate in U.S. Congress

In 1835, U.S government officials and members of the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of New Echota, which led to the expulsion of Cherokees from their territory east of the Mississippi River in a mass exodus known as the Trail of Tears.

A lesser-known provision of the same treaty also granted the Cherokee Nation a delegate in the House of Representatives “whenever Congress shall make provision for the same.”

Now, the tribal government is calling on congressional leadership to finally make good on the pledge of its predecessors.

Read the source article at npr.org

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