Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
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The Cherokee felt that they were a foreign and independent nation. But...
WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT NATION!!
On behalf of the Cherokee Nation, Chief John Ross and Attorney General William Wirt, went to the Supreme Court to request independence from Georgia jurisdiction.
When the Cherokees asked the court to review the case, the Marshall Court denied their request. They refused to hear the suit because they said that the Cherokee nation had no original jurisdiction.
domestic, dependent nation...
We want our fundamental rights from Georgia!
Prosecution Cherokee Nation, William Wirt
You're not a people of state and under our jurisdiction.
Defense State Legislature of Georgia
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