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Appeals court demands accounting for Indian trusts

• AP
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Interior Department must account for century-old land royalties owed to American Indians, reversing a lower court's ruling that the task is impossible.

A 2008 decision by U.S. District Judge James Robertson said Interior had unreasonably delayed an accounting but added that the complicated task was ultimately impossible. He later ruled the Indian plaintiffs are entitled to $455 million, a fraction of the $47 billion or more they have said they are owed.


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Everything West of the Mississippi river "as long as the rivers flow and the grass grows".

 Ugh. White man make heap big promises he no keep.