NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 28, 1977
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(Studio) In Maine land ownership issue with Indians, Justice Department comes up with compromise settlement plan, now that Indians say they'll take less land.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Pleasant Point Reservation, ME) Joint tribal council of Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Indians met Sunday to approve changes in lawsuits; changes noted. [Indians' attorney Tom TUREEN - says tribes have said from beginning they won't take people's homes but also won't give up claim without anything in return.] Main congress delegation briefed at Justice Department today and members say they're glad claim size reduced. [ME Governor James LONGLEY - says it's federal government problem.] Prospects for settlement noted.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy