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Massachusetts / Indian Land Claims #249003

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 18, 1977
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(Studio) Mashpee, Massachusetts, is at center of latest Indian attempt to recover so-called tribal lands. But 1st Boston court must decide if Indian group is really who they say they are.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) At issue in this 1st court appearance is whether or not Wampanoag Indians are really a tribe. Opening statements of Indians' attorney Lawrence Shubow and Mashpee attorney James Saint Clair who repd. Richard Nixon in Watergate tapes case, noted. Because 300 years of history must be reviewed, trial is expected to last as long as 1 or 2 mos.
REPORTER: Steve Young Artist: Aggie Whelan

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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