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Cherokee Nation chief sworn in for another term
Friday, August 15, 2003
Cherokee Nation principal chief Chad Smith was sworn in for another term on Thursday.
Smith won re-election in May. His new deputy chief is Joe Grayson.
A group of Cherokee Freedmen, descendants of Africans who were made members of the tribe by a post-Civil War treaty, are suing the federal government because they were not allowed to vote
in the election.
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Cherokee chief sworn in
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