Elem Colony seeks protection for Rattlesnake Island

The Elem Indian Colony in California says a recommendation to place Rattlesnake Island on the list of National Register of Historic Places is a step in the right direction.

The island is part of the tribe's ancestral territory. An archaeologist found evidence of Elem occupation dating back 11,000 years. The tribe has an island-based culture and history.

The California State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously to nominate the island for the list. A man who bought the island in 2004 has to agree before any placement.

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Rattlesnake Island: 'archaeologically significant' (The Lake County Record-Bee 5/17)

Relevant Links:
Elem Nation - http://www.elemnation.com