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Local Native American Tribe Is Opening Offices At Chaffee Crossing

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – In two “5NEWS This Morning” segments that aired Sunday (Mar. 15th), anchor Daren Bobb brought on two guests involved in th...

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - In two "5NEWS This Morning" segments that aired Sunday (Mar. 15th), anchor Daren Bobb brought on two guests involved in the recent decision to move the Western Cherokee Nation Indians of Arkansas and Oklahoma's offices to Chaffee Crossing. Chief Hershal Hobaugh and Ivy Owen, the Executive Director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, talked about the significance relocating means for the Western Cherokee tribe. Chief Hobaugh also presented historical background into why the tribe calls this area home.