This Land

An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Oklahoma journalist and citizen of Cherokee Nation, this podcast traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes. Tune in to find out how this unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in US history when it answers one fundamental question: Who owns this land?

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8. The Next Battleground

A murder case sparked an investigation into the treaty rights of five tribes. But another case -- a simple case about an adoption -- could actually dismantle...

7. Still Bleeding

Tribes are asking that the Supreme Court keep the promises that it made to them, because what's lost when those promises are broken is much more than just land.

6. The Postponement

The Supreme Court punted a decision on Carpenter v. Murphy to the next term. What does this mean for the tribes?

5. The Land Grab

The geography of this country was reshaped in the late 1800s and depending on who tells it, it's either a story of good intentions...or one of outright theft.

4. The Treaty

A Cherokee leader is murdered in 1839 for signing a treaty with the United States, but the promise he died for was broken. Learn more: thislandpodcast.com