Posted by Bill R on August 03, 2000 at 15:49:49:
In Reply to: Re: Casting Stones posted by Chris on August 03, 2000 at 14:26:31:
: : Never happen. It's a can of worms no government or sensible officer of the law will willingly open. Taken to its logical extreme, I am living on Oisconsin land. I don't even know if any of that tribe exist anymore, but if one individual did, should he be entitled to disposses me and take back "his" land?
: : If we say yes, and he comes to claim my land and house, leave your own door open Victoria as surely somebody will visit you with a writ. And take yours. And where does it end? Back how many generations?
: : Nope. That dog won't hunt.
: : Bill R
: Hi Bill,
: I just got back into town and haven't had time to read through this entire thread, but I had to respond to this comment. In the 1970s, Congress gave back something like 70 million acres of land and $970 million to the Alaska Natives in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. It's also happening in other states. Don't pound those tent stakes too deeply into your ground there. :o)
That's a fact I had not known, but even so, I suspect that the territory given back was a mite less populated than, say, Illinois or Wisconsin?
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