The Tyme Maidu Tribe of California is preparing to remove more than 70 people from the rolls, according to news reports.
The tribe is mailing disenrollment ballots as part of the process. The ballots had been shredded during a protest last week that resulted in the arrests of 20 people on the reservation.
"Whether or not you have documents proving your rights to belong to this tribe, they do not care. They go by a vote of hands and majority. It's wrong," Donald Hedrick, who was one of the protesters, told KNVN-TV.
The disenrollment vote is expected to take about three weeks. KNVN said.
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