Magazine
Tribes struggle for sovereignty and power

November 25, 1985

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

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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.

News

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.

Perspective

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.