Cherokee Freedmen

TitleCherokee Freedmen
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Price, C, England, R
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractPrior to the Civil war, a number of African Americans lived on Cherokee lands as slaves of tribe members, as freed slaves, or as children of bi-racial parents. While some "Cherokee Freedmen" have remained active in the tribe, others have little or no interest in staying connected with the tribe or culture. In 2007, Cherokee Tribal Members voted to rescind citizenship rights initially granted to Freedmen by a treaty passed in 1866. Without tribal enrollment, Freedmen are not allowed to vote on tribal affairs, such as health benefits or financial reparations provided by the U.S. government.
NotesCase Study from the 2008 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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