8. The Next Battleground
A murder case sparked an investigation into the treaty rights of five tribes. But another case -- a simple case about an adoption -- could actually dismantle America's tribes as we know them.
By Crooked Media
An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Oklahoma journalist and citizen of Cherokee Nation, this podcast traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes. Tune in to find out how this unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in US history when it answers one fundamental question: Who owns this land?