Go to Link: History of Freedmen/Briefing:Why........Not Eligible for Citizenship/Cherokee By Blood
The Cherokee Nation feels the need to point out " decades of U.S. policy that tried to terminate Indian Nations" (History) and strip "the identity of their tribes." (Briefing) However, the Cherokee Nation fails to acknowledge their own offenses against their own citizens, in which, they wrongfully try to strip away the tribal identities of their Cherokee Freedmen and their descendants.
Black Indians and Freedmen left a legacy of records after the signing of the Treaty of 1866. Black Indians and Freedmen still practice their customs of their Indian nations and many contribute to their nations as Interpreters, Politicians, and more. (Cherokee by blood)