Keep Cherokee promise


December 9, 2022

On Nov. 16, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement claiming “the House Democratic Caucus will continue to explore a path toward welcoming a delegate from the Cherokee Nation into the People’s House,” which could finally address one of many broken promises made to the Cherokee people in the 1835 Treaty of New Echota. This treaty, which led to the horrific events known as the Trail of Tears, was one of hundreds of treaties made between Native American nations and the United States government that remain unfulfilled or broken nearly two centuries later.

Congress now has an opport...

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