Indian Nations and CCW. The Cherokee Nation in NC says YES (in sad story)

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    Indian Nations and CCW. The Cherokee Nation in NC says YES (in sad story)

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    First, the law: according to Benjamin L. Reed, Chief of Police for the Cherokee Indian Police Department, the Cherokee Nation honors all state concealed carry permits. Mr. Preidt would have been within his legal rights to arm himself.
    So, I've always heard that no Native American reservation or Nation allowed CCW. Here's an exception to the rule.
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    Apparently there are a few exceptions to the rule. I plan on getting down to the Cherokee reservation some time in the next couple years. This is good information to have.

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    The Qualla Boundary is a land trust not a reservation. While it is under the supervision of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs the land was bought outright after the "Trail of Tears" by a white man, raised by the Cherokees, and turned over to the Indians for their use. This may account for their different rules and regulations.

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    I've been carrying there since I got my permit. Until this, it's been hard to track down an official position. But I have stronger info than just internet word of mouth telling me it was OK. That's terrible. There are some rough folks in that area, Res and around it. There are way more really good folks. But the bad ones seems to be pretty rough. I lived in the area and worked in Cherokee for a while in college. It's eased up since then. But there were areas you just did not really want to find yourself in back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I've been carrying there since I got my permit. Until this, it's been hard to track down an official position. But I have stronger info than just internet word of mouth telling me it was OK. That's terrible. There are some rough folks in that area, Res and around it. There are way more really good folks. But the bad ones seems to be pretty rough. I lived in the area and worked in Cherokee for a while in college. It's eased up since then. But there were areas you just did not really want to find yourself in back then.
    And these bad areas are different from other places how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by royal barnes View Post
    And these bad areas are different from other places how?
    Not terribly different, but unusual for the area. And it's not just Cherokee. Get off the beaten tourist trail and there are some rough spots in the mountains. Just the way it is. Like I said, most are really good folks. Let's just say it seems they have settled down Big Cove and Ravens Fork areas since I have been up there. And my info was from locals. It's not just the urban areas that have rough parts of town. Back then the poverty was deeper and there was much less help available. I think that is one thing the casino has done. More jobs, money into the economy, tax base for the community, and the tribe seems to be putting a good chunk of that money into resources to help out the community. The new school is beautiful, and the area around the old school has a lot more community resources than it used too. Although the economy is hammering a lot of those little shops from what I saw in August.
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    Gonna have to check if that applies to all Cherokee land,my wife is Cherokee,it would be great if we could legally carry if we go on the Reservation for anything
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    chiefjason, I agree with your assessment. I was born and raised in the area. My Grandmother was full blood. They are "stand-offish" and still don't trust whites.

    dukalmighty, If you are referring to the res in Oklahoma it's a different ballgame. I suspect carry there is a no-no just like all other Federal reservations. May be wrong but I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royal barnes View Post
    chiefjason, I agree with your assessment. I was born and raised in the area. My Grandmother was full blood. They are "stand-offish" and still don't trust whites.

    dukalmighty, If you are referring to the res in Oklahoma it's a different ballgame. I suspect carry there is a no-no just like all other Federal reservations. May be wrong but I don't think so.
    There are no Indian reservations in Oklahoma there are small areas of Tribal owned lads all over the State though. This makes knowing where you're at much more difficult. We have quick shops here that people shop at every day and have no idea that the stores are considered tribal lands.

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