Developer declares still-existing Native American tribe "extinct"

In order to clear the way for a 1,400-home development, a California property developer has filed an environmental impact report declaring a local Native American tribe "extinct." Not only that, the report's appendix claims little evidence to prove the tribe was ever there to begin with, and that their language has been extinct since 1916.

This, of course, comes as a big surprise to the tribe itself, the Fernandeño Tataviam band of Mission Indians.

The project would build on land said to be of archeological significance (or not, depending on who you're listening to.)

Full story: Who are you calling extinct? Development neglects tribe.

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