The term "non-Indian Freedmen," used in the Tulsa World article to which we linked, is inaccurate and should not have been repeated. It implies that none of the Freedmen are in any way of Indian descent. Undoubtedly a great deal of them are. The issue before the Cherokee nation court isn't Indian-ness; it is Cherokee citizenship and whether the Cherokee nation can revoke it. Freedmen were granted Cherokee citizenship in the Treaty of 1866 and listed by name, without blood quantum, on the Dawes Rolls published in 1907. We have corrected the text above.