Osage Nation garners support in reservation status case
Indian Country is supporting the Osage Nation of Oklahoma in a case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The tribe's reservation was created by an act of Congress. But a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit said Congress disestablished the reservation in 1906.

The tribe has asked a full panel of the court to rehear the case. Briefs in support have been filed by four Oklahoma tribes, the Osage Nation Bar Association, the National Congress of American Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington.

Turtle Talk has posted the briefs in the case.

Get the Story:
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Organizations Submit Amicus Briefs in Support of Rehearing Petition (Osage Nation 4/12)

10th Circuit Decision:
Osage Nation v. Oklahoma (March 8, 2010)

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