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Movement to return some conservation lands to Indigenous ownership gains momentum

n 1908 the U.S. government seized some 18,000 acres of land from the Confederated and Salish and Kootenai Tribes to create the National Bison Range in the heart of their reservation in the mountain-ringed Mission Valley of western Montana.


While the goal of protecting the remnants of America’s once-plentiful bison was worthy, for the last century the federal facility has been a symbol to the tribes here of the injustices forced upon them by the government, and they have long fought to get the bison range returned.


https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-returning-lands-to-native-tribes-is-helping-protect-nature

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