"Two-hundred and fifty years after they were stripped of their ancestral
homeland, the Esselen tribe of northern California is landless no more.
This week, the Esselen tribe finalized the purchase of a 1,200-acre
ranch near Big Sur, along California’s north central coast, as part of a
$4.5m acquisition that involved the state and an Oregon-based
The deal will conserve old-growth redwoods and endangered wildlife such
as the California condor and red-legged frog, as well as protect the
Little Sur River, an important spawning stream for the imperiled
Tribal leaders say they’ll use the land for educational and cultural
purposes, building a sweat lodge and traditional village in view of Pico
Blanco peak, the center of the tribe’s origin story."
Via Frederick Wilson II.
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