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Mishewal Wappo Tribe aims to regain federal status and land

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The Mishewal Wappo Tribe is hoping to regain land along with federal recognition.

The tribe was listed for termination by an act of Congress in 1959. A lawsuit claims the process wasn't carried lawfully out but the tribe's reservation fell into private hands over the decades.

A settlement with the Obama administration could restore the tribe's status. And it could bring some land back into the tribe's hands -- Chairman Scott Gabaldon said federal surplus properties are being eyed.

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Sonoma, Napa counties appeal judge's decision on Wappo tribe's federal lawsuit (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 10/30)

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Judge removes counties from Mishewal Wappo recognition suit (10/4)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe testifies at hearing on federal recognition (06/26)


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