President Nixon and the sacred lake: Bill preserves history

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President Nixon and the sacred lake: Bill preserves history

Adobe dwellings at the Taos Pueblo are seen in Taos, N.M. The story of the return of Blue Lake and 75 square miles of surrounding national forest land to the people of Taos Pueblo, finalized with President Richard Nixon’s signature in December 1970, is being retold 50 years later, as tribal leaders and state legislators look for ways to preserve documentation and memories of the landmark victory for indigenous rights.

President Nixon and the sacred lake: Bill preserves history

Adobe dwellings at the Taos Pueblo are seen in Taos, N.M. The story of the return of Blue Lake and 75 square miles of surrounding national forest land to the people of Taos Pueblo, finalized with President Richard Nixon’s signature in December 1970, is being retold 50 years later, as tribal leaders and state legislators look for ways to preserve documentation and memories of the landmark victory for indigenous rights.
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