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After 250 years, Esselen Tribe regains a piece of its ancestral homeland

Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2020



By: Hayley Smith and Kristi Sturgill

After 250 years, the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County is returning home.

A $4.5-million land deal, brokered by Portland-based environmental group Western Rivers Conservancy, will return a 1,199-acre parcel of wilderness along the Little Sur River to the tribe in the name of conservation and cultural resilience.

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