I’m not sure what you mean? The whole of the U.S. used to belong to some of my ancestors. Missouri alone was Native American land. Children taken from their parents at an early age and placed in Carlisle Schools, getting the Native American beaten out of them if they even spoke the language. Some of my direct ancestors were on the Trail of Tears and jumped off in the Ozark woods, as the story goes, and married into the families of the people living in the Ozarks. Regardless of the stories, many Native Americans were killed. That said, do I think Native Americans need restitution? Those living on the Rez, I think they should, but that said, if you mean everyone in the U.S. living on Native American lands (which is the whole country) give restitution) that’s more complicated. Those on the Rez are more likely to be heretarily N.A. and not as mixed up genetically. Those not on the Rez and haven’t been for ages, are less likely to know much about their people and have benefited greatly for living as the white man does.
My grandmother on my father’s side, I suspect was placed in a Carlisle school as a child or at least mistreated as a half-Native American. She knew her language, but didn’t want her grandchildren to learn or speak it. Even so, when she didn’t want the in-laws to know what she was saying, she’d speak the language to her children and asked if they understood. My cousins on that side and I were allowed to talk about being N.A. in the home, but outside the home we were “all white”.
It’s very complicated as to what I think and how I feel, but the only thing I feel I have been denied is knowing/learning about N.A. ancestors and their culture. Other that, I don’t think I’m owed anything. I think those who are far more N.A. than I am, such as my grandmother and those full N.A. are owed a lot due to the psychological and physical damage they were put through, but I can’t say what all they are entitled to, except for better land than they are on now.