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By Darryl Lloyd
For The Sentinel 

Researcher says Tract D bid violates agreements



SIGN OF ACCEPTANCE: This sign on Yakama Nation territory shows trail heads for Tract D and surrounding areas.

Darryl Lloyd was hired as a consultant during the surveying of Tract D in 1972. In this article he shares his inside perspective on the recent controversial retrocession of Tract D to the Yakama Nation.

I would like to share some historical information about the disputed Yakama Reservation boundary around the Glenwood Valley. I did extensive research on the U. S. Government's settlement of the claim when I lived in the valley, and I've kept a stack of documents and maps to back up facts.

The disputed boundary runs west from Grayback Mountain and dips southwest along the hills at the southern edge of the valley. It then curves north to the top of King Mountain along the divide between the...

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