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Cupeño Indians being 'terminated' a century after being evicted from homelands

Acee Agoyo August 8, 2019

The Agua Caliente Tribe of Cupeño Indians has been rebuffed in its quest to gain federal recognition, representing another setback in a long a history of mistreatment by the United States.

The Cupeño Indians were "evicted from their indigenous lands" and forced to live with another tribe more than a century ago, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals observed in a decision on Wednesday. The 40-mile march was carried out under armed watch in 1903, and with no particular regard with how the new arrivals might be treated, Judge Richard A. Paez noted.

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