An Indian reservation on Georgia coast?

Friday, April 8, 2011 5:17 AM
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ATLANTA - A band of Creek Indians has filed papers to establish a reservation on the Georgia coast.

A bill that would allow the state to transfer land to the Kialegee Tribe has passed the Georgia Senate.

Rep. Roger Lane, R-Darien, chairman of a House subcommittee considering the bill, says panel members want to determine whether the Kialegee could build a gambling casino there without state approval.

The Kialegee Tribal Town, of Oklahoma, has a contract to buy 300 acres, part of St. Simons Island developer Joe McDonough's 4,300 acres near Brunswick.

The deal is contingent on the Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizing the land as a reservation.

The Kialegee say they want to re-create a tribal town as a tourist attraction and then make a deal for a larger project.

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doglover123
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doglover123 04/08/11 - 08:06 am
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Why not Tybee Island?

Why not Tybee Island? They've already sold out to the commercial developers and it's a constant madhouse. Why somewhere as peaceful and serene as St Simons? My family has vacationed there for years and we choose to go there because we don't want the craziness of Tybee. Guess we'll just have to find somewhere in South Carolina to go instead.

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pwren46 04/08/11 - 08:19 am
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I agree that the Indians got

I agree that the Indians got a raw deal, but that is in the past. The last thing we want is a Federally Protected Reservation in Georgia, which would be immune to Georgia law. You can bet it will be a casino. And besides do they have a legimate claim in Georgia...did their tribe originate in Georgia?
Rep. Lane just wants the money!!!!

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sunshine00002 04/08/11 - 08:47 am
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And yes, pwren46, the Creek

And yes, pwren46, the Creek Indians are from ga, and s.c.. my great Grandmother was a full blooded Creek Indians, and this news is awesome, they deserve, as much from the government as they can get,...But , there is one thing about the Native Americans, they will "SURVIVE" without any help from the government......A not like some so CALLED AMERICANS...

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seenitB4 04/08/11 - 08:56 am
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Too bad we didn't learn a few

Too bad we didn't learn a few tricks from the Indians......I'm a little bit Cherokee myself....just a smidgen though.

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seenitB4 04/08/11 - 09:02 am
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realitycheck09
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realitycheck09 04/08/11 - 10:58 am
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I'm all for it if it puts a

I'm all for it if it puts a casino in Georgia. Making gambling illegal is ridiculous - especially in a state with the lottery. You're telling me gambling is okay....but only if you do it with the state? Geez.

Richmnd Cty Votr
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Richmnd Cty Votr 04/08/11 - 11:25 am
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Folks will travel out of

Folks will travel out of state to gamble, regardless. So why not let GA benefit from gambling, too? Calling this the Bible Belt is ridiculous, too! There are more thieves, fraudulant folks, pedofiles, rapist, etc. here than I have seen in areas where they are out of the belt.

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LogicalCausality 04/08/11 - 12:32 pm
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They are called NATIVE

They are called NATIVE AMERICANS, NONE OF THEM WERE FROM INDIA. COLUMBUS WAS WRONG AND REMAINED CONVINCED HE MADE IT TO THE EAST INDIES UNTIL HIS DEATH.

One more time; Columbus was wrong. To us classically old-world peoples, individuals from India are Indians, aboriginals from the Americas are called NATIVE AMERICANS.

Secondly, I don't see why any group of natives present in a state before occupation shouldn't have the right for a portion of land within that state.

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1313 04/08/11 - 04:55 pm
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Actually they are just a

Actually they are just a bunch of South Ga. rednecks that had an ancestor name Tommy Hawk.

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