To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.
Tristan Ahtone is a journalist and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. His work has appeared on and in The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, National Native News, Frontline, Wyoming Public Radio, Vice, the Fronteras Desk, NPR, and Al Jazeera America.
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