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Arguments in Oneida Indian land trust case focus on comma in 1983 federal law

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The placement of a comma could mean the difference between the Oneida Indian Nation getting 13,000 acres of trust land or getting none at all. Lawyers argued in court Wednesday in Albany about the significance of that comma in a 1983 federal law, and whether it meant the Oneidas were eligible for trust land.