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Residents challenge county to fight Chumash Tribe

Residents of Santa Barbara County, California, want their leaders to fight the Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust request.

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take seven acres into trust. The land, located across the street from the tribe's casino, would be used for a museum and cultural center.

The tribe has come under fire from local officials in recent years. One county supervisor said tribal members were lazy and unsophisticated. Residents are also up in arms about the tribe's plans for a high-end housing community.

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