This is the way the Cherokee Nation Government Works:
1. A legislative branch which passes laws; the Cherokee Council;
2. A judicial branch; our court system - which by the way is very sophisticated for a Native American Court system;
3. A Chief - same as the US President, only he's called a Chief;
Hmmm, surprise, surprise, works just like the US Government; including trying to blame the Chief for that which the Cherokee People via a democratic vote asked for *that we be a Tribe of Cherokees who can trace our family back to a Cherokee Ancestor on the Cherokee Base Dawes Roll*
So quit vilifying our Chief, Chad Smith, he's done an excellent job in pursuing this matter, for something the Cherokee people VOTED for.
Hmmm, I guess there is one difference - our Government listens to it's people.