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High Country News November 25, 1985

Tribes struggle for sovereignty and power


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Tribes struggle for sovereignty and power

Indian tribes are forcing the United States to make good on a few of the promises made to them in the 19th century.

Indians breathe life into old treaties

Attorneys for tribes in the arid West have sued for and won millions of acre-feet of water over the past two decades.


Idaho will negotiate water right with tribes

Far-reaching water negotiations have begun between the state of Idaho and the Shoshone-Bannock tribes over water rights in the Snake River Basin.


How will Indians use their water?

The only way the Indian tribes can guarantee posterity is to protect and preserve their lands from despoliation, which will require conservation of their water resources.

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