10 episodes

An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Oklahoma journalist and citizen of Cherokee Nation, This Land traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes. Tune in to Crooked Media's 8-episode series to find out how this unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in U.S. history.

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An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Oklahoma journalist and citizen of Cherokee Nation, This Land traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes. Tune in to Crooked Media's 8-episode series to find out how this unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in U.S. history.

    8. The Next Battleground

    8. The Next Battleground

    A murder case sparked an investigation into the treaty rights of five tribes. But another case -- a simple case about an adoption -- could actually dismantle America's tribes as we know them. 

    • 36 min
    7. Still Bleeding

    7. Still Bleeding

    Tribes are asking that the Supreme Court keep the promises that it made to them, because what's lost when those promises are broken is much more than just land.

    • 34 min
    6. The Postponement

    6. The Postponement

    The Supreme Court punted a decision on Carpenter v. Murphy to the next term. What does this mean for the tribes?

    • 28 min
    5. The Land Grab

    5. The Land Grab

    The geography of this country was reshaped in the late 1800s and depending on who tells it, it's either a story of good intentions...or one of outright theft.

    • 35 min
    Update: Surprise announcement from SCOTUS

    Update: Surprise announcement from SCOTUS

    In a surprise twist, the Supreme Court announced that Carpenter v. Murphy will not be decided this term. 

    • 2 min
    4. The Treaty

    4. The Treaty

    A Cherokee leader is murdered in 1839 for signing a treaty with the United States, but the promise he died for was broken. Learn more: thislandpodcast.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Ajrennels81 ,

Thank you!!!

This should be mandatory listening for all Americans. I feel like I’ve learned so much listening to the this podcast and also feel outraged at the way the US continues to try to dismantle tribal nations

TwistySiren ,

A must for every American

As a white person with a political science degree, I’ve studied American history and government extensively. I was shocked, and moved, and awoken by this. A must listen for every American. Beautifully produced and compelling told, thank you for bringing voice to this topic and educating me.

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