Marzulla Law Legal Report - June 23, 2011


In This Issue:

Restoring Dignity to the Members of the Quapaw (O-Gah-Pah) Tribe of Oklahoma

A Brief History

For over four centuries the original inhabitants of the region where the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers meet - the people known as the Quapaw (O-Gah-Pah), or the "Downstream People" - have endured unending hardships, abuses, and inequities. In the 1600s and 1700s, when Europeans arrived, their population was decimated by disease. As American interests moved westward during the 1800s, the Quapaw suffered forced relocations, prejudice, and even starvation. After their reservation in northeastern Oklahoma was devastated during the Civil War, they were forced to cede and sell more of their land to the U.S.government for reconstruction funds so as to restore living conditions. Finally, as the 20th century approached, pressure from the U.S. government forced the Quapaw Nation to self-allot the land within its reservation to individual members of the Tribe in order to ensure the lands remained in Quapaw hands....


Quapaw Tribe Opens Its Arms To Joplin Tornado Victims

On May 22, 2011 a category 5 (EF-5) tornado - the most

powerful and most devastating of tornadoes - hit the town of Joplin, Missouri. A great portion of the town was utterly leveled, many were left homeless, many others missing, and over 140 people were killed. It was the deadliest single tornado in over fifty years....

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