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'Icing on the cake': Native Americans hail ruling that east Oklahoma is tribal land


According to the ruling, the city of Tulsa is situated on Native American tribal land. Photograph: Ian Maule/AP

The news alert about a ruling from US supreme court took Kimberly Tiger by surprise.

On Thursday, the court ruled that the federal government never formally disestablished the expansive reservation that is home to Tiger's tribe, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, in Oklahoma.

The decision means that the state of Oklahoma does not have the legal authority to prosecute cases involving American Indians across about 3m acres (1.2m hectares), including most of the state's second largest city, Tulsa, and fourth largest city, Broken Arrow.


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