For more on the Cherokee Freedmen controversy, read "Citizenship Denied: The Latest in the Cherokee Freedmen Saga", Chuck Trimble's "The Cherokee Dred Scott Decision" and Steve Russell's "Tsunami Warning From the Cherokee Nation."
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