Black Creek Indians Sue for Muscogee Creek Nation Citizenship | Public Radio Tulsa

“The Creek Nation, relying upon this openly racist Dawes rolls, decided to segregate, strip and steal the heritage, culture and citizenship of those so-called Creek freedmen and their descendants,” said attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons.

The federal lawsuit asks the U.S. Department of the Interior be barred from granting benefits to the tribe until the freedmen are granted citizenship.

Black Cherokee and Black Seminole freedmen have won citizenship in their tribes through similar actions.