Descendants v Dependents
With pundits and politicians ready to pounce on Indian tribes at a moment’s notice, sometimes it helps to screen their pontification while we gather the facts. Not a very American thing to do, but useful in becoming informed.
As we await a judicial hearing on the Cherokee/Freedmen citizenship issue, it might behoove us to listen to what the leader of the Cherokee Nation has to say. After all the political posturing in Congress, we found it refreshing.