House OKs $28 million payment to Minn. Chippewa

Congress is moving to repay a multi-million dollar debt to northern Minnesota's Indian tribes more than 100 years after the U.S. government and frontiersman bilked them in land and timber deals. At least one Indian band remains unhappy with the plan, however, and is threatening a lawsuit to stop the payout. The money would amount to $300 each to more than 40,000 Chippewa members.
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Congress is moving to repay a multi-million dollar debt to northern Minnesota's Indian tribes more than 100 years after the U.S. government and frontiersman bilked them in land and timber deals. At least one Indian band remains unhappy with the plan, however, and is threatening a lawsuit to stop the payout. The money would amount to $300 each to more than 40,000 Chippewa members.

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