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    The HCN mix

    High Country News will continue to cover important Western issues, and yet make room for lighter pieces about the region's culture and communities.

  • How the West was really won

    Paul VanDevelder digs into the rotten core of the American experience in his new book, Savages & Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory.

  • Dueling Claims

    Dueling Claims

    A tribal attempt to protect New Mexico's Mount Taylor sparks a bitter struggle over uranium mining, religious differences and claims to an ancient landscape.

  • A new land grab

    A new land grab

    The Oglala Lakota are determined to reclaim both their land and cultural heritage.

  • Blood Quantum

    The system that determines membership in most American Indian tribes could threaten the survival of those tribes.

  • Here comes change

    Here comes change

    Learning from an elderly Navajo woman with an intimate, lifelong connection to the land.

  • Peace on the Klamath

    For years, Native Americans, fishermen and farmers have battled over the Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California, but finally a complicated truce is in the works.

  • Warp, weft and Wal-Mart

    Navajo weaver Marie Begay makes beautiful rugs from the wool of the sheep she raises, and looks forward to spending the money she earns at Wal-Mart.

  • On Cancer’s Trail

    The women in Stefanie Raymond-Whish’s family have a history of breast cancer, and the young Navajo biologist wants to know whether the uranium on the reservation might have something to do with it.

  • Native Americans walk the talk across America

    Brenda Norrell accompanies a group of Native Americans on a 3,600-mile walk across the country.

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