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Former Shinnecock Tribal Chief on Land Battle: 'You Can't Steal Our Land Outright and Not Compensate Us'

 


SOUTHAMPTON, NY: Despite a setback in an ongoing fight over ancestral land, the Shinnecock Indian Nation said this week that the battle is far from over.

The tribe, according to Lance Gumbs, former Shinnecock Tribal Chairman and Tribal Ambassador for the Native American Financial Services Association, has been engaged in a generations-long fight to claim ownership of more than 3,000 acres of land in Southampton Town, suing New York State over lands they believe were stolen outright.

A federal judge initially dismissed that claim in 2006, based on a belief that the tribe waited to long to bring the case forward, but the Shinnecock Nation next brought the case to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://patch.com/new-york/southampton/former-shinnecock-tribal-chief-land-battle-you-cant-steal-our-land-outright-not-compensate-us

 

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