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Nancy Marie Spears, Gaylord News

Nancy Marie Spears, Gaylord News

Nancy Marie Spears is a member of the Cherokee Nation and a reporter for Gaylord News, a reporting project of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

‘We are still here’: Tribes reclaiming out-of-state ancestral homelands

By: - May 23, 2022

Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen Galen Cloud complained about traffic during the 10-hour drive from Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to his tribe’s homeland near Oxford, Alabama — before recalling how his ancestors had to walk that distance against their wills. “You think about it and you’re filled with madness, and then you just feel the pain and then […]