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Historian says Tract D history tells another story


The Sentinel’s article of April 29, 2015, on retrocession of Tract D in Klickitat County reached readers far away, one of them a professor at William and Mary College in Virginia, Andrew Fisher. Fisher contacted The Sentinel to ask why we did not cover the Yakama Nation side of the story, to which we answered: because no one from the nation responded to our requests for comment. Fisher then submitted the following article, asking that it run in the interests of complete perspectives.

History has a funny way of coming back around to bite people on the rear end. For some officials and residents of Klickitat County, though, there is nothing amusing about the Yakama Nation’s petition for...

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