Cherokee Freedmen Display

The display in the Native American Wing of the law library highlights the Cherokee Freedmen Controversy, “an ongoing political and tribal dispute between the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen regarding tribal citizenship” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_freedmen_controversy). Cherokee Nation v. Nash is currently before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Stop by our display to learn more about the history and politics of this dispute.

Cherokee Freedmen Feb 2014

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  In commemoration of the month, the OCU Law Library has prepared a display of select resources reflecting on the rich culture of Native America.  In addition to visiting the display, you may want to take time to visit the Native American Collection on the Third Floor of the Gold Star Building or to view the Native American art on display throughout the library.  The art was donated by OCU President Robert Henry.

Additional information about the historical recognition of this month is available from the Law Library of Congress.