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Half the Land in Oklahoma Could Be Returned to Native Americans. It Should Be.

A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes

Map of the Indian and Oklahoma territories by Rand McNally and Company, 1892, via Library of Congress

By Rebecca Nagle

O n the morning of June 22, 1839, the Cherokee leader John Ridge was pulled from his bed, dragged into his front yard and stabbed 84…

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