Oneidas denied

Aug 16, 2010 5:10 PM

In a court case that has been kicking around for the past four decades, the Oneida Indian Nation was denied ownership of some 250,000 acres in upstate New York. The court also denied compensation for the property that the tribe alleges was purchased illegally in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The court’s most recent decision not only denied the claim but also prohibited the tribe from suing the state of New York.

There was no immediate indication whether the decision would be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court.