Delaware Tribe to discuss plans for land with officials in Kansas

Leaders of the Delaware Tribe held a council meeting in Kansas for the first time in 147 years last month. Photo from Delaware Tribe

The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma will be meeting with officials in Kansas today and tomorrow to discuss plans for its future there.

The tribe owns about 90 acres near Lawrence. Long-term plans haven't been determined but the tribe wants to re-establish its presence in the state.

“We are looking forward to being able to explore the opportunities of the use of our newly reclaimed land of the Delaware Tribe’s former reservation from which our ancestors had to move in 1867," Chief Paula Pechonick said in a statement, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

The tribal council held a meeting on the Kansas property last month, the first in more than 147 years. The tribe was forced to leave the state in 1867.

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Local leaders, Indian tribe to begin new talks about future of North Lawrence property (The Lawrence Journal-World 8/20)

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