North Dakota tribe, park plan to review bison agreement
Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park hope to continue their relationship amid controversy over the tribe's bison herd.

An agreement to transfer excess bison from the park to the tribe is on hold. The tribe is trying to trim the size of the herd due to drought and other conditions on the reservation.

The situation will be examined next May, when a new agreement is expected to be drafted.

The tribe has been accused of mismanaging the herd but bison workers deny the allegations.

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Tribal chairman says pastures need to rest (AP 5/11)

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