Supreme court to decide: half of the state of Oklahoma is Indian reservation

About half of the state of Oklahoma reserve a judgment of the Supreme American court, according to an Indian. The Congress had granted to the Nation of the Cree

Supreme court to decide: half of the state of Oklahoma is Indian reservation

About half of the state of Oklahoma reserve a judgment of the Supreme American court, according to an Indian. The Congress had granted to the Nation of the Creek in the Treaty of 1833, the Land, - was stated in the published on Thursday in judgment of another Treaty of 1856 have also guaranteed that no part of this country will ever be assigned to a Federal state. "The Congress has broken since then, more than just a couple of promise to the master," it said. "Nevertheless, the Creek reserve is up today." The decision about 1.8 million people, including about 400,000 residents of the city of Tulsa are affected. The judgment has implications for the tax obligations and the criminal law.

The more than 570 native American Nations in the United States maintain direct relations with the Federal government and are not subject to the Federal States. So that tribe members who commit crimes in the reserves, can only be of their own or Federal courts convicted. In addition, the members of the Tribal Nations are exempt from such taxes of the individual Federal States.

the Nations of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole in Oklahoma could be affected by the judgement. Its starting point was the case of a man who had been sentenced in 1997 for raping a four-year-old and other crimes to a total of 1,000 years in prison. The now 71-year-old man belongs to the Seminoles. The crime occurred on the territory historically claimed by the Creek. With the new ruling, the guilty verdict should be against the rapist invalid. He must, however, might be a new indictment in Federal court.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 05:19

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