Tribes Want Burial Grounds Suit Paused For Deal Talks

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 3:12 PM EST) -- The Muscogee Creek Nation told an Alabama federal judge Tuesday that it is in talks with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to settle a suit accusing the latter of obtaining sacred tribal burial grounds under false pretenses.

The tribes filed a joint motion asking to temporarily stay the case until April 1 while they pursue settlement negotiations to resolve the suit that accuses the Poarch Band of obtaining Hickory Ground, a historical ceremonial site, under false pretenses in 1980. According to the suit, the Poarch...
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