The Cherokee Nation Is Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One? And the Choctaw too?

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The Cherokee Nation Is Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One?

To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.

By Tristan Ahtone posted Jan 04, 2017

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to occupy the Oval Office, much of Indian Country is bracing for the worst. But the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to welcome tribal nations to the table in a unique way: It can seat an Indian delegate.

Congress has an opportunity to welcome tribal nations to the table in a unique way.

For more than 200 years, the Cherokee Nation has held the right to send a nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives, much like Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia. That right stems from treaties signed by the United States and the Cherokee Nation—treaties that are…

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