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Posted: 10 Nov 2009 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Cherokee national Council voted to renew the lease in 1888 for $200,000. Lame Duck President, Benjamin Harrison, voided the lease on February 17, 1890 and ordered the members of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association off the range by October 1, 1890. Not only members of the association but ALL cattle on the range. When the government was asked by the Cherokees if they could put their own cattle on the range they were told that the ban also applied to them. One article I read stated "Stripped of their lease income and bullied by federal negotiators, the Cherokees ceded the Outlet to the government in 1891."

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