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Decision near on returning park to Suquamish Tribe

The last public meeting for a proposal to return Old Man House State Park in Washington to the Suquamish Tribe is being held this week.

The park sits on land that was taken from the tribe by the federal government. It was the site of the tribe's "mother village" and was once home to Chief Sealth, the namesake of Seattle.

The tribe intends to continue managing the land as a state park. But some local residents fear they will shut out if the land is returned to tribal control.

Get the Story:
Big debate over a tiny park in Suquamish may be settled soon (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 6/14)

Relevant Links:
Suquamish Tribe -
Suquamish Olalla Neighbors -

Related Stories:
Opinion: Support return of land to Suquamish Tribe (01/08)
Suquamish Tribe wants to manage state park (11/17)
Non-Indians oppose tribal control of Wash. park (07/16)