Descendants of freedmen enslaved by Native Americans in the 1800s apply for tribal citizenship

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Descendants of blacks enslaved by Native Americans continue to seek citizenship within their tribes. Many freedmen walked with Native Americans on the Trail of Tears. Congresswoman Maxine Waters is leading the charge, pushing for federal legislation that would penalize tribes for violating an 1866 treaty that granted full tribal rights to black Native Americans.

Nohemi M. Moore