Thursday, January 1, 2009

Historic Prophetstown Loses Funding

"Hopes for a center documenting the American Indian culture of Tippecanoe County and Indiana may fade because starting today, revenue from the state's Native American license plate will be redirected from Historic Prophetstown to the Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission," reports The Indianapolis Star

"The private park instead will receive a cut from the Tippecanoe County innkeeper tax," writes Eric Weddle.

"The change was seen as a way of steering more resources toward American Indian needs, although the commission currently is inactive," Weddle says. "The $50,000 it would receive annually will be held in a trust until members of state tribes agree to join."

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