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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – A Promise Kept: assessing McGirt v. Oklahoma
After removal from their home and an arduous and deadly forced march, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation arrived in Oklahoma with little more than a promise that they could revive and rebuild their homeland. Now, a century and a half later, the U.S. Supreme Court re-established the keystone of that promise in the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision that reasserted Muscogee agency over the land provided in treaty. Today on Native America Calling, Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee), law professor at Arizona State University and tribal judge. and Robbie Ethridge, professor emerita of anthropology at University of Mississippi, explore the importance of the decision in its historical and legal context, as laid out in their new book A Promise Kept: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and McGirt V. Oklahoma.