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How a Seattle community is supporting a tribe’s fight for its existence | CNN

The Duwamish tribe isn’t recognized by the U.S. government. More than a century of broken treaty promises, discriminatory laws and violence forced many of its people from their ancestral homelands in what is now the Seattle area. Today, the tribe holds less than an acre of land in West Seattle. That territory, however, is about to get a little bigger after community members raised enough money to purchase a parcel of land that is set to be returned to the tribe. Alana Strassfield, a graduate student in business at the UW, is quoted.