Tribe Sues over Piece of Campus

By Tom Tiberio '04

A Native American tribe in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula says it was cheated out of a piece of land on which a part of the Notre Dame campus now rests, but the University says it acquired the land legally.

In a lawsuit filed last December, the Hannahville Indian Community, a successor to the Potawatomi tribe, alleges that the state of Indiana illegally transferred Potawatomi-owned land to Notre Dame in violation of treaties dating to the 1820s.…

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