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Chickasaw Nation land purchases quadruple

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has been purchasing land within its 13-county ancestral territory.

According to figures cited by The Daily Oklahoman, the tribe owned about 2,450 acres in 1998. Now the tribe owns 8,600 acres in the 13-county area.

The tribe is using the land for a variety of purposes, most notably gaming. The tribe owns the most gaming facilities in the state and the U.S. Revenues from the tribe's business arm were $100 million in the first quarter of this year alone.

The tribe is gaming on land taken into trust post 1988. In several cases, the land was acquired for non-gaming purposes but the tribe later added casino facilities.

Get the Story:
Chickasaw Nation growth, investments draw debate (The Daily Oklahoman 3/22)
Tribe focusing on purchasing ancestral land (The Daily Oklaoman 3/22)

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