The Choctaw Freedmen took their protest to the Department of the Interior in 1898; fast forward one hundred and thirteen years a similar fate is visited upon the Cherokee Freedmen descendants.
The actions of the "Chief Who Shall Not Be Named" stacked the Cherokee Supreme Court and when he lost the most recent election the same Supreme Court ruled "The Chief Who Shall Not Be Named" gets a "do over!"
This all comes before another election not unlike the one in the Choctaw Nation in 1898 where Freedmen and their descendants were denied the "right of suffrage." In this case, the Cherokee Freedmen descendants have been convieniently removed from citizenship so they can't effect who will be Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Just more proof, people who don't know their history are bound to repeat it!
Cherokee Freedmen Citizenship Terminated