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Journey of Rediscovery

August 16, 2004

For all the heroism of their achievement, Lewis and Clark would not have survived long without the help of the many Indian peoples they encountered in the West. The Bush administration says governors have 18 months to ask the Forest Service to protect roadless areas in their states, but the states will have to pay for the costly and complex petition process.

Feature

The living, breathing natives who made Lewis and Clark
For all the heroism of their achievement, Lewis and Clark would not have survived without the help of the many Indian peoples they encountered across the West

Sidebar

Lewis and Clark: Just another cog in the wheel of history
Lewis and Clark did not visit an unchanging, pristine West, but an evolving landscape that had been shaped by Indian peoples for thousands of years
Bicentennial bash is more than a party for tribes
Tourists following the Lewis and Clark Trail may not get the eager welcome from Native Americans that they’d like
We are the story, this time
An American Indian journalist covering the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial begins to wonder if anything has changed in the relationship between white and Native Americans

Editor's Note

Commemorate or celebrate?
In this issue of High Country News, four essayists take a thoughtful look at the Lewis and Clark expedition and its impacts – past and present — on Indian America

Uncommon Westerners

Taking the load off the environment
Jonathan Fox-Rubin believes his western Colorado company, Fiberforge, holds the key to creating an environmentally responsible car

Writers on the Range

'Conservation' strategy is a wolf in sheep's clothing
The Bush administration’s doublespeak on roadless areas may alienate one of its constituencies: the hunters and anglers who love our wild country

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Forest Service fire liaison busted for tossing cigarette butts; Interior decorator Gale Norton; horse slasher; cell phones vs. snakes; neighborhood with the slurry on top; tough on crime at Yellowstone; and Bonner County, Idaho, is quiet

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Blake Chambliss walks for affordable housing; visitors; farewell to Charlie Butcher; corrections

News

Feds pass roadless headache to states
The Bush administration gives governors 18 months to ask the Forest Service to protect roadless areas in their states, but the states will have to pay for the costly and complex petition process
Follow-up
More than 33,000 fish died in Klamath River in 2002; Bill Barrett Corp. gets go-ahead for seismic testing near Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon; Building 771 at Rocky Flats demolished; Kennewick Man will not be reburied
National parks pinching pennies
Former Park Service workers say the agency is being hurt by budget cuts, but that employees are under orders from headquarters to hide the problems
Park police chief canned for candidness
U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers is reprimanded, and then fired, after she speaks openly about the Park Service’s budget problems
Truce holds on the Platte River
In an effort to avoid litigation, environmentalists and farmers come together with federal and state agencies to address a wildlife crisis on the Platte River
Court says Yucca Mountain design unsafe
Yucca Mountain’s 10,000-year safety standard is ruled arbitrary by a federal court, but the Energy Department remains determined to open the site as planned
Tribes turn out to vote
The Indian vote could decide tight races in this year’s elections, including contests in key Western states
Racetrack
California tribes fight California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over gambling; Vice President Cheney requires loyalty oath at speech; Brian Schweitzer campaigns for Montana governor’s office

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