Delaware Tribe gets closer to federal recognition
The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is only a step away from regaining federal recognition.

The tribe has been considered a part of the Cherokee Nation since an 1866 treaty. The two tribes have since signed an agreement to address land, jurisdiction and other issues.

The agreement is part of a constitution that tribal members approved on May 26. All that's left now is for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve the document and recognize the tribe under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act

Tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C., to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to discuss their status.

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