CALIFORNIA INDIAN TRIBE GETS BACK BIG SUR ANCESTRAL LANDS

AppleMagazineJuly 31, 2020

CALIFORNIA INDIAN TRIBE GETS BACK BIG SUR ANCESTRAL LANDS
A Native American tribe has reclaimed a small part of ancestral lands on California’s scenic Big Sur coast that were lost to Spanish colonial settlement nearly 250 years ago.

The Esselen Tribe of Monterey County closed escrow on 1,199 acres (485 hectares) about 5 miles (8 kilometers) inland from the ocean that was part of a $4.5 million deal involving the state and the Western Rivers Conservancy, The Mercury News reported Monday.

It marks the first restoration of any lands to the tribe, which lost 90% of its approximately 1,000 members to disease and other causes by the early 1800s.

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July 31, 2020