High Country News November 25, 1985
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Indian tribes are forcing the United States to make good on a few of the promises made to them in the 19th century.
Attorneys for tribes in the arid West have sued for and won millions of acre-feet of water over the past two decades.
Far-reaching water negotiations have begun between the state of Idaho and the Shoshone-Bannock tribes over water rights in the Snake River Basin.
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.