Enforce treaties


Thank you for the eye-opening article on land-grant universities. However, High Country News failed to state what the tribes would have been entitled to had their treaties been ratified. Coercion and duress may be used to set aside a modern contract, but even though coerced, the tribes may want to enforce the treaties to receive their promised benefits under the bargain. Apparently, the United States received its benefit of the bargain under the treaties. Perhaps providing the tribes what their ancestors were promised under the treaties may be another option to answer the implied question posed by HCN at the end of the article: What do we do now?

Barry Spear
Hesperus, Colorado

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