Senate approves Shoshone payout
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The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to distribute a $138 million trust fund to members of the Western Shoshone Nation.

The fund is compensation for 23 million acres of land in what is now Nevada. The Indian Claims Commission said the tribe lost the land due to white encroachment.

Activists oppose the payment, citing a need to restore land. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sponsored the bill.

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Senate approves payments to tribe in land dispute (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 11/14)

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