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Ancestors of Muscogee (Creek) Freedmen seek reinstatement

Ancestors of Muscogee (Creek) Freedmen seek reinstatement

Freedmen were slaves of Native Americans, and their tribal citizenship and benefits were revoked in 1979.

Photos from Standing Rock tribal protests at Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Taken week of Nov. 1 2016. MANDATORY CREDIT Wade Dunstan / for Oklahoma Gazette — NO ARCHIVE, ONE-TIME USE ONLY FOR 11.16 OKLAHOMA GAZETTE

Dakota pipeline protests swell local and national sovereignty and human rights struggles

Seven months after they began, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests at North Dakota’s Standing Rock Indian Reservation have converged with Native American Heritage Month, bringing even greater focus on the thousands of people from various indigenous tribes and nations working to halt pipeline development on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lands. The tribe’s goals are,

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Picturing Indian Territory, 1819-1907 exhibit gives museum guests a look at Oklahoma before statehood

The exhibit is open through Dec. 30 at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.

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The Of the Earth exhibit showcases Cherokee Nation’s relationship with the planet

“This was a place of reformation,” she explained. “Prisoners were taught trades and gardening so they could make a better life for themselves when they got out.”

‘Glory’ in Indian Territory

Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, said the Civil War events that occurred in Indian Territory were dramatic after the clock started ticking in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. “It all changes directions from 1861 to 1865 for the Indians, and for the African-Americans who had been victims of slavery. It changed

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