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Constitution and By-Laws For The Blackfeet Tribe Of The Blackfeet Indian Reservation Of Montana
We, the adult members of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, pursuant to the authority vested in us by Section 16 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Statutes at large, page 986), and amendments thereto, do hereby organize for the common welfare of said tribe and the members thereof, and for such purpose do adopt the following constitution for the government, protection, and common welfare of the said tribe and members thereof.
We the people of the Cherokee Nation, in order to preserve and enrich our tribalculture, achieve and maintain a desirable measure of prosperity, insure tranquility and to secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of freedom, acknowledging, with humility and gratitude, the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in permitting us so to do, and imploring his aid and guidance in its accomplishment–do ordain and establish this Constitution for the government of the Cherokee Nation. The term “Nation” as used in this Constitution is the same as “Tribe.”
Approved for Referendum by the Commissioner, Morris Thompson, on September 5, 1975, Seconded by the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Ross O. Swimmer, on October 2, 1975, approved by Referendum on June 26, 1976.
The Cherokee Nation is an inseparable part of the Federal Union. The Constitution of the United States is the Supreme law of the land; therefore, the Cherokee Nation shall never enact any law which is in conflict with any Federal law.
Approved for Referendum by the Commissioner, Morris Thompson, on September 5, 1975, Seconded by the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Ross O. Swimmer, on October 2, 1975, approved by Referendum on June 26, 1976.
Seat of government, Article XVII of the Cherokee Constitution.
Rorex v. Cherokee Nation JAT 93-5 (1995)
THE CHEYENNE-ARAPAHO TRIBES OF OKLAHOMA
We, the Indians of the Cheyenne-Arapaho …

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