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California city returns island taken from native tribe in 1860 massacre

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    heady
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    It's nice that they did the right thing after exhausting all other options.

    “For our city, it’s the right thing to do, and that’s why we’re doing it,”

    The city had no use for the land it declared surplus property and offered up to public agencies but had no takers.

    It's nice that they did the right thing after exhausting all other options.

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    1. Leonidas
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      Yeah, I'm sure they would have happily sold it to private developers if that had been feasible. Still, I'd like to think this establishes the precedent of restoring stolen indigenous lands and...

      Yeah, I'm sure they would have happily sold it to private developers if that had been feasible. Still, I'd like to think this establishes the precedent of restoring stolen indigenous lands and makes more people consider it as an option, if nothing else.