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The little girl the country has come to know as baby Veronica does have a lot of support on both sides, but here in Charleston it's silent. The little girl the country has come to know as baby Veronica does have a lot of support on both sides, but here in Charleston it's silent.

Since they arrived last week the Capobiancos consistently meet confrontation in Oklahoma.

"Stand our ground for Veronica Brown!" some protesters chant.

When asked why they support Veronica staying in Oklahoma, one said, "For most Americans, that feeling you get when the national anthem is playing, you get choked up in your throat, you take your hat off, you stand up and those tears start coming sometimes, that's the way we feel about Veronica and that's the way we feel about our children."

The majority of protestors in Oklahoma are out to represent the side for Dusten Brown, except for the few joining together at a prayer vigil Sunday night.

"That's not the Oklahoma I grew up in and that's not the Oklahoma I know," Capobianco supporter Nancy Shively said. "That's not the Oklahoma that was here after the tornado."

For the majority of the time this case has made headlines, the side representing Dusten Brown has been less vocal to the media. However, this weekend in Tulsa, protestors in support of Brown made their voices heard all in the name of Veronica.

"It can happen to anybody, it just so happens Dusten has the Cherokee Nation to help back him," Larry Schufeldt, a man claiming to be Dusten Brown's friend, said in Oklahoma.

Follow the latest on the fight for Veronica here.

Tribal leaders said on the steps of the Supreme Court in April that Veronica is a victory to be won by her Cherokee heritage. The attorney general referenced decades of battles between the Cherokee tribe and the American government, which led to the Indian Child Welfare Act, but ICWA was ruled irrelevant to this case because the Supreme Court said Brown did not provide the existing Indian home that ICWA specifically mentions.

Nonetheless, it's Veronica's small Indian heritage that some protestors still want factored in to where she should live today.

"This is more of an attack on tribal sovereignty in the bigger picture than it is about the child and I think that if people would step back and take a look at the best interest of the child, the fight over where she should belong would take a seat to, you know, she's been living with her dad for two years and it's been a good relationship," protester Brenda Golden said.

Meanwhile all officials involved in the case are under a strict gag order.

Traci Dewitt, another person claiming to be a friend of Brown's said, "nobody is saying a word so, but I take it with Dusten holding his stickball sticks up that it was a good sign."

According to the Cherokee Nation's web site, stickball sticks were used in a game which was oftentimes played to settle disputes. However, we would no more know if that's a sign of victory than we would know whether his parents crying after court is a sign of anything else.

"This isn't just the Cherokee Nation this is many nations that have gathered here today in support of this little girl," Dewitt said.

The little girl the country has come to know as "Baby Veronica" does have a lot of support on both sides, but here in Charleston it's silent. The Capobiancos have declined commenting until legal mediation is over.

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