Saturday, November 27, 2010

Territory Gets Returned


It happened in Suffolk, Virginia.

Suffolk has returned 100 acres in Lone Star Lakes Park to the Nansemond tribe, which plans to convert the prime riverfront property into an $8 million replica of a 17th century village [to] include a cultural center, hiking trails, gift shop and burial ground. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the tribe hopes the village, to be called Mattanock Town, will draw up to 50,000 paying visitors annually.

"We wanted this land back because it means so much to us," Nansemond chief Barry Bass told the newspaper. "But we want to give back to the city, too, and to share our history and culture with the public and with our own people. If that means being a tourist attraction, then that's what it will be."

He added that the tribe wants Mattanock Town to be a working village.

And I bet you there's a lot more land to be returned.

"Occupied" territory?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never forget, we are the Indians.