Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes press Obama to resolve land fight
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
of Oklahoma want President Barack Obama
to resolve a long-running dispute over Fort Reno
The tribe was forced off the land in the late 1800s. The federal government promised to return Fort Reno when it was no longer needed by the military but that hasn't happened amid claims and counterclaims aired by the tribe and politicians in Oklahoma.
"We ask that President Obama finally recognize what so many generations of our ancestors have been fighting for: our right to our tribal lands," Gov. Janice Boswell said in a press release. "He should do it not for politics, and not for money, but because it is the right thing to do. If you want hope and change, Mr. President, you can bring it to Oklahoma with a stroke of your pen."
Oklahoma's Congressional delegation has historically opposed any attempts to return the land to the tribe.
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Press Release: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes Call on President Obama to Recognize Tribes' Ownership of the Fort Reno Lands
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