FROM THE ARCHIVE

Okla. tribe seeks Cherokee independence

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2002

The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma wants its own sovereignty restored.

The tribe, like others, was put under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee Nation. A federal lawsuit seeks to reverse a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision.

The Loyal Shawnee Tribe was separated from the Cherokee Nation by legislation in December 2000.

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Delaware Tribe sees hope in ruling (AP 7/31)