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American Indians that share reservation face off in lawsuit 


February 24, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho Tribe has sued the leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, escalating a long-running political dispute between two American Indian tribes that share a reservation.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Montana. It claims Eastern Shoshone leaders improperly approved mineral leases and made hiring decisions without consulting the Northern Arapaho.

Also named as defendants were representatives of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Wind River Reservation near Lander is home to about 4,000 Eastern Shoshone and 8,600 Northe...

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