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"After 184 years, Cherokees seek House delegate seat promised in treaty"

After 184 years, Cherokees seek House delegate seat promised in treaty

Stephanie Akin, Roll Call, Oct 16, 2019

Kim Teehee was an intern combing through dusty archives when she first learned of a largely forgotten agreement between her Cherokee tribe and the federal government.

More than 25 years later, that document has placed Teehee at the center of a historic reckoning of the way Congress treats Native Americans, while raising questions about what representation in Washington really means.

It was a treaty, ratified by the Senate and signed by President Andrew Jackson in 1835, granting the Cherokee Nation a delegate to Congress.


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