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3 counties ask judge to dismiss lawsuit by Alexander Valley tribe

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  • sal.camarillo@yahoo.com
    Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties are asking a federal judge to toss out an Alexander Valley Indian tribe s lawsuit seeking federal recognition, arguing the case
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2010
      Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties are asking a federal judge to toss out an Alexander Valley Indian tribe's lawsuit seeking federal recognition, arguing the case was filed 40 years too late.
       
      The counties are worried that restoration of the Mishewal Wappo tribe will lead to another Indian casino.
       
      The Wappos filed suit against U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last year, charging the federal government acted unlawfully when it disbanded the tribe in 1959.
       
      The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs established a 54-acre reservation for the Wappos on the Russian River northeast of Healdsburg in 1908.
       
       
       
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