The Iowa Tribe
is slowly reclaiming ownership of its reservation along the Nebraska-Kansas line.
The tribe just acquired 160 acres on the Nebraska side as part of a deal with the Nature Conservancy in Nebraska
, The Omaha World-Herald reports. Development will be prohibited under a conservation easement, the paper said.
"This return of a part of our reservation, in a natural condition much as our ancestors would recognize it and which we will continue to restore, is helping us to heal the land and as a tribe," Vice Chairman Alan Kelley told the paper.
The reservation consists of about 12,000 acres, according to Wikipedia
. The tribe and its citizens only own about 30 percent of the land there, Kelley told the paper.
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Iowa Tribe regains part of its reservation in Nebraska in deal with Nature Conservancy
(The Omaha World-Herald April 2, 2018)
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