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The Nez Perce Water Rights Settlement and the Revolution in Indian Country

 

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This Comment discusses two judicial decisions that precipitated the Nez Perce water rights settlement of 2005 and analyzes the central terms of the agreement which caused the Tribe to waive treaty-based claims to water in the Snake River Basin in exchange for land, money, and commitments to protect salmon under the Endangered Species Act.

 

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