Cherokee constitution strikes language claiming citizenship ‘by blood’

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:34pm

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A recent decision by the Cherokee Supreme Court to remove the words "by blood" from its constitution clarifies who can be a citizen of the Nation. Allison Herrera reports that this includes Black members taken into the tribe more than 100 years ago, and allowed freedmen to run for office.