Saturday, November 27, 2010

Suffolk returns land to Nansemond tribe Adds culture to Suffolk, Va



Associated Press
Posted on November 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I  wanted to share this as it is good stuff for all of those who reside in Suffolk or are thinking about moving into Suffolk.  

SUFFOLK (AP) -- Suffolk has returned 100 acres in Lone Star Lakes Park to the Nansemond tribe.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the city agreed to give the prime riverfront land to the tribe last week.

The tribe plans to construct an $8 million replica of a 17th century village, cultural center and burial ground on the property. The privately funded project will be called Mattanock Town.

Nansemond chief Barry Bass told the newspaper that the tribe wants Mattanock Town to be a working village.

He says the tribe will seek grants, corporate sponsors and individual owners after it officially takes ownership of the property.

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