Wiyot Tribe returns home to sacred Indian Island

After nearly being wiped out by a massacre, the Wiyot Tribe in northern California is returning home to Indian Island.

The tribe lived on the island in a village known as Tuluwat. As tribal members were holding their world-renewal ceremony in 1860, they came under attack by non-Indian settlers. Nearly 200 were killed, mostly elders, women and children because the men were out collecting supplies at the time.

The tribe has reclaimed 67 acres of the 270-acre island. The tribe is cleaning up the land, where an industrial boatyard was located.

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