John Lancaster

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Rising From the Right: Barrasso’s rise in Senate follows increasingly conservative course

May 31, 2011

Sen. John Barrasso’s uncompromising brand of politics has puzzled some who expected a less-confrontational approach when he first went to Washington. Barrasso made his first …

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A Legacy of Prejudice: Lawsuits, Failed Pacts Tell Ugly Story

August 30, 2010

RIVERTON–As a child in California, Helsha Acuña was so sensitive about her Native American heritage—her father was Apache, her mother Aleut—that she sometimes tried to …

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Fort Washakie 911: Law Enforcement “Surge” on Tribal Lands

June 28, 2010

FORT WASHAKIE—Mike Shockley is used to working alone. An officer in the Bureau of Indian Affairs police, he was until recently one of just …

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Heralded Pact for Tribal Grass-fed Beef Ends

June 21, 2010

THERMOPOLIS—Indians and whites have been doing business together since the time of Columbus—almost invariably to the Indians’ detriment. But the announcement last year that the …

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“Dusting the Hurt Off…” The Creation of a Girls’ Protection Society

May 3, 2010

ARAPAHOE—The girls were familiar with loss. Like too many of their classmates on the Wind River Indian Reservation, they come from broken families and have …

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Wind River Tribes Win Big Voting Rights Case

April 30, 2010

Lander—A federal court decision ordering Fremont County to scrap its system of electing commissioners on a county-wide basis is a major victory for Native Americans …