Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is trying to break a treaty signed in 1866

Federally-recognized tribal governments are in a better position with the United States than ever before. And because of that, I am concerned that the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is trying to break a treaty signed in 1866 with the original Cherokees. It is dangerous to try and break a treaty. It opens doors for Congress to abolish their government-to-government relationship with the tribes.

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Looking for relatives of Electa Smith from Greene County, Pennsylvania

Chyanne Miller is looking for relatives of Electa Smith, who came from Greene County, Pennsylvania.

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Looking for relatives of Kathryn Pacquin

I am looking for my great Grandmothers people or anything about her. She commited suicide in Michigan, leaving my Grandmother Kathryn Pacquin and her brother Joseph.

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State recognized Lumbee Indians cross major hurdle in battle for federal recognition

It took 100 years and dozens of visits to Washington, but the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina crossed their most significant hurdle yet Thursday in their ongoing quest for full federal legitimacy.

After hours of debate that pitted North Carolina congressmen and Indian tribes against one another, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to give the Lumbee a status that could bring hundreds of millions of tax dollars in housing, education and health benefits.

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Indian gambling revenue in 2006 outpaced Nevada casinos

AUTHOR: Erica Werner Federal figures announced Monday, compiled from 387 tribal facilities in 28 states, show Indian gambling revenue has nearly doubled in five years.