The Eastern Band of Cherokees in Western North Carolina

The Eastern Band of Cherokees in Western North Carolina

Why is there such a large group of Cherokees in western North Carolina? Why weren’t they removed with the over 16,000 Cherokees that were moved to Indian Territory in the 1830s? This program looks at the origin and legal basis of the Eastern Band of Cherokees and the problems they have had since, including additional threats of removal, the repeated loss of the lands they now occupy, the quest for citizenship, and the right to vote (which they did not get uncontested right to until 1945.)

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