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Arkansas lawmakers oppose Quapaw tribe's move to put land in trust

July 9, 2015
In The News

The two U.S. senators from Arkansas and two of the state's U.S. House members have weighed in on what might happen to 160 acres of land that the Quapaw Tribe owns in that state.

The four legislators sent a letter on June 29 to Sally Jewell, the secretary of the interior, asking her to listen to Arkansas officials who oppose a move by the Quapaw that would largely remove the land from local control.

"We believe these elected officials are in the best position to determine the impacts, both positive and negative, granting such an application would have," the legislators wrote.

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