TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation’s reservation boundaries at the moment are mapped on Google Maps.
“After the monumental US Supreme Court docket ruling in McGirt v Oklahoma, we’ve had many questions on our reservation boundaries, which all the time existed on paper maps. Now that our reservation is labeled on Google Maps, it’s simple for folks world wide to go looking and see our reservation boundaries,” Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. mentioned.
The Cherokee Nation reservation boundaries embrace 7,00zero miles in northeastern Oklahoma.
“Google Maps goals to supply the freshest, most correct map potential. In response to July’s Supreme Court docket determination, we labored to judge authoritative information after which used this info so as to add labels and borders for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole reservations to Google Maps. These reservations at the moment are viewable and searchable on Google Maps,” Raleigh Seamster, program supervisor for Google Maps mentioned.
Cherokee Nation citizen Joseph Erb offered suggestions in regards to the reservation mapping undertaking, which incorporates mapping for all 5 Civilized Tribes.
“It’s an thrilling step ahead to be included on the map,” Erb mentioned. “It is a visible reminder that our nation continues to be right here and a up to date Indigenous nation of Continent.”
The hyperlink to the Cherokee Nation reservation on Google Maps will be discovered right here:
– Cherokee Nation launch