Items by Sierra Crane-Murdoch
For over a century, federal law has split Native American land holdings into tiny pieces. A settlement unites some of the splinters, but at a steep cost.
Los Angeles transplant Vera Brunner-Sung’s first fictional work tackles displacement, transience and belonging in Montana.
A new provision lets tribes prosecute non-tribal members for violent crimes like rape for the first time.
Conservative transplants largely from California have taken over Kootenai County -- have they gone too far?
A Custer impersonator confronts old and new racial tensions as he performs in a Battle of the Little Bighorn re-enactment in Montana.
North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes have long wanted a stake in the state's occasional oil booms, but the size, scope and speed of the Bakken development caught them completely unprepared.
In New Mexico's San Juan County, a new ordinance contrasts upper class aesthetics against a rural lifestyle.
The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.
- Larry Glickfeld on Trekking across Colorado’s fragmented wildernesses
- Yue Li on On those who live and die along the border
- Shelley Stallings on Photos: Diving for delicacies
- Mark York on Getting over the ‘taboo’ in a gun-rights conversation
- Robert Hooper on Trekking across Colorado’s fragmented wildernesses