US Forest Service Destroyed Portions of the Trail of Tears

Written by: Matthew Fletcher

Primary Source : Turtle Talk, September 19, 2016

Here is “Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears.”

An excerpt:

The documents outline the extensive process the Forest Service employees should have gone through before doing the work but didn’t.

For instance, the ranger who approved the project told another employee they didn’t’ have to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act because they did not own the land.

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Matthew Fletcher
Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan. In 2010, Professor Fletcher was elected to the American Law Institute.