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DOI looks to spend $2.55M on Makah Nation land buy-back

As part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, the Interior Department plans to spend $2.55 million on Makah Nation in Washington.

So far DOI has extended $1.2 million in offers to landowners on the reservation. About $459,400 has been accepted, The Peninsula Daily News reported.

The reservation isn't one of the top 10 with the highest potential value in purchases. But the tribe was one of the first to enter a cooperative agreement with DOI regarding land sales.

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More offers made to Makah landowners in property buyback plan (The Peninsula Daily News 4/20)

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