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US Interior Department OKs Indian land trust buys

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The U.S. Department of Interior has approved land trust acquisitions for the Puyallup and Suquamish Indian tribes in Washington state. The Puyallup tribe has a reservation near Tacoma, while the Suquamish tribe resides in Kitsap County. Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced approval Wednesday for the two tribes to acquire land into their respective trusts to be used for activities related to their existing casinos.