Osage Nation asserts sovereignty over county
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma says its reservation includes all of Osage County.

Chief Jim Gray says the state lacks jurisdiction to enter tribal properties. A dispute arose over the state's consumer protection laws and a tribal-owned grocery store.

The tribe points to a 2005 National Indian Gaming Commission letter that said the Osage Reservation still exists. That would mean it's the only one in the entire state of Oklahoma.

The tribe was able to open a gaming establishment on land that wasn't held in trust because the NIGC said the facility fell within reservation boundaries.

Get the Story:
Is Osage County a reservation? (The Oklahoman 7/8)

NIGC Opinion:
Osage Reservation (July 28, 2005)

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