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Big Sur tribe regains land 250 years after being removed

The Mercury News, July 27, 2020



By: Paul Rogers

Nearly 250 years ago, when Spanish soldiers built a military outpost in Monterey and Franciscan padres founded the Carmel, Soledad, and San Antonio missions nearby, the Esselen tribe — who had lived in the area for 8,000 years — was decimated.

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