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By Lou Marzeles

Yakamas taking Tract D



GENERATIONS OF LAND DISPUTE: Tract D is the area outlined in red on this map dated 1992.

The turf dispute between Klickitat County and the Yakama Nation is about to ramp up. The tribe says that as of next Tuesday, April 19, it will consider the town of Glenwood and a significant part of the Glenwood Valley-Tract D-part of their reservation. With the backing of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the Yakama Nation has won its fight for retrocession of the territory-for the moment. Starting Tuesday, the tribe will begin addressing law enforcement issues related to tribe members in that area.

The tribe will still have no jurisdiction over anyone who is not Native American, even with retrocession.

In a statement Monday from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bo...

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