Five Tribes Territory
Individual tribal councils
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In the 1830s, almost 50,000 Native Americans were forcibly relocated west from their homes in the Southeastern United States to make room for white settlers seeking gold and land. Primarily consisting of the "Five Civilized Tribes" of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole, thousands died along the way. Arriving in what was termed the Oklahoma Territory, many of the leaders within these tribes (particularly members of Suukya' Taawa) held a meeting in which they made a pact - they would not be moved from their lands again. While they were still independent units, the miseries of the relocation taught them that they could no longer make isolated treaties with the American government and expect fair treatment as equals. In day-to-day-life, they continued to act alone, but when faced with threats from white settlers, the tribes of "Indian Territory" responded as one.
Challenges to SovereigntyEdit
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With the dissolution of the United States and the rise of Lakota Territory and Navajo Territory, the Five Tribes are enjoying a period of relative power. While geographically distant, they share good (if infrequent) relations with the other two Native American nations, though the Lakota Territory remains fundamentally isolationist. Texas looms to the south, already looking to expand its borders anywhere it can. Dixie, however, remains too busy holding itself together to even fantasize about grabbing land. The People's Collective to the north is more interested in the souls of the Five Tribes than their territory, and thus far has limited itself to sending the occasional missionary.