It’s time for the United States to fulfill its promise to the Cherokee Nation.
The 1835 Treaty of New Echota between the United States and the Cherokee people led to the expulsion of Cherokees from their territory in a mass exodus known as the Trail of Tears, where 15,000 Indigenous people died including 4,000 Cherokee. The treaty also guaranteed the Cherokee Nation the right to send a delegate to Congress. Almost 200 years later, members of the Cherokee Nation are renewing their push for this representation in Congress.
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