After 250 years, Native American tribe regains ownership of Big Sur ancestral lands

July 30, 2020

A northern California Indian tribe's sacred land is now back under their ownership, thanks to the help of a conservancy group.

The Esselen Tribe, one of the state's smallest and least well known tribes, inhabited the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Big Sur coast for thousands of years, according to their website. Nearly 250 years ago, their land was taken from then by Spanish explorers, according to the tribe's history. The tribe remained landless until Monday.

Source: After 250 years, Native American tribe regains ownership of Big Sur ancestral lands - CNN Travel