An aerial view of Little Rock, Arkansas, where the Quapaw Tribe owns 160 acres. Image: Google Earth

Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas

The Quapaw Tribe is still waiting for an answer on its land-into-trust application in Arkansas.

But the tribe appears to be in no rush for a decision. Chairman John Berrey told The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette that his people have a lot of other items on their agenda right now.

"We're an independent, sovereign tribe doing things," Berrey told the paper. "The tribe just isn't focused on Arkansas right now."

The tribe owns two parcels totaling 160 acres in Little Rock. The land lies within the tribe's former reservation there.

The site is near the Port of Little Rock, the Clinton Presidential Center and the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. It's about 282 mile from tribal headquarters in Quapaw, Oklahoma.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been reviewing the tribe's land-into-trust application since 2015.

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