Cherokee Nation candidates enter final stretch

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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2003

Voters of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma go to the polls on Saturday to choose a new principal chief.

Incumbent Chad Smith is facing a challenge by former chief Joe Byrd and L.S. Fields and Robin Mayes.

Byrd ran the tribe from 1995 to 1999, when he was defeated by Smith.

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Present, past chief seek to lead Cherokees (AP 5/19)

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