Western Shoshone payout bill reintroduced
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A Nevada congressman reintroduced a bill to distribute a $137 million trust fund to members of the Western Shoshone Nation.

The fund represents a payment, plus interest, for more than 23 million acres of land the tribe apparently lost due to white encroachment. Some segments of the nation, now scattered in tribes throughout Nevada, Utah, Idaho and California, oppose the settlement because they don't believe their treaty rights have been extinguished.

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Gibbons bill seeks to settle Western Shoshone claims (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/26)

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