Tunica-Biloxi Tribe regains possession of ancestral land in Marksville

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Alexandria Town Talk – 2023-01-05 20:00:25

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and City of Marksville have signed an agreement that will transfer possession of the Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site southeast of town back to the tribe. “The pre-historic park is part of ancestral homeland and has been out of our possession for over 160 years,” tribe Chairman Marshall Pierite said. “It’s a sacred place for not only us but for our ancestors.”

Members of the Tunica- Tribe believe that to have a plan for the future, you need to know who you are, where you’ve been and where you are going.

The tribe and the city of Marksville recently signed an agreement that will transfer possession of the Marksville Prehistoric Indian Site southeast of town back to the Tunica-Biloxi Native American tribe.

It took 40 years of negotiating with the , said tribe Chairman Marshall Pierite in a phone interview from Marksville. The state transferred the parcel to the City of Markville about five years ago. Pierite said the tribe is thankful…

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