Sunday, December 21, 2003

Women of Kickapoo Tribe Protest in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Ten women belonging to the Kickapoo tribe have barricaded themselves inside tribal headquarters, saying they won't leave until their tribe is investigated for misuse of funds.

The women -- ranging in age from 19 to 50 -- took over the headquarters Friday after finding a back door unlocked. The group then piled desks and filing cabinets against the doors, keeping tribal police at bay.