Pueblo set to purchase federal property for $3.1M
The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with a deal to allow San Ildefonso Pueblo to reclaim 7,120 acres of ancestral property in New Mexico.

The tribe will buy the land in the Santa Fe National Forest for $3.1 million. The money was authorized by an act of Congress that resolved the tribe's Indian Claims Commission case for $6.9 million.

The tribe will use the land for hunting and gathering and for ceremonies.

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San Ildefonso one step closer to regaining lands (The Santa Fe New Mexican 8/27)

Land Settlement Bill:
S.1773 | Senate Report 109-252 | House Report 109-633

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