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By Lou Marzeles

Glenwood fights to avoid being absorbed into Indian lands

Klickitat County takes battle over disputed Tract D to D.C.


Lisa Cunningham

TROUBLE OVER TRACT D: The idyllic view toward Mt. Adams from the edge of Tract D near Glenwood.

The Yakama Nation has quietly issued a petition to the federal government to retrocede some 99,000 acres of northwestern Klickitat County, including the town of Glenwood, to within its reservation boundaries. Now-with action on the tribe's petition expected to be taken within the next two months-the county and area residents are fighting back, holding meetings, gathering concerned comments from state and federal authorities, and sending a commissioner to Washington, D.C., to meet with officials in an effort to bring this struggle of more than a century to a final resolution.

Concerned area residents held a community meeting in Glenwood last week to get word from County Commissioner David...

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