HELENA — The U.S. government has made offers worth a total of $298 million to nearly 4,000 landowners on the Crow Indian reservation to buy their fractionated parcels and turn them over to the tribe.
CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.
HELENA — Laura Juarez is supposed to receive close to $1,200 as her share of a $3.4 billion settlement among hundreds of thousands of Native Americans whose land-trust royalties were mismanaged by the government for more than a century.
HELENA — Twenty-one American Indian reservations will be the focus of the next phase of a $1.9 billion program to buy fractionated land parcels owned by multiple individuals and turn them over to tribal governments, Interior Department officials said Thursday.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — The second set of payments stemming from a settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries is due to be distributed to members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes within a few weeks.
CASPER, Wyo. — Mary Alice Addison is raising her five grandchildren. Her daughter died too young.
MISSOULA — Elouise Cobell had a way of sorting through complex Native American land ownership tangles and combing out what's right.
HELENA — The $47 million U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg was Montana's top news story of 2012, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of state editors.
HELENA — A judge has authorized the start of payments to American Indians in a $3.4 billion settlement involving the federal government's mishandling of land trust royalties, a law firm for the litigants said Wednesday.
HELENA — Attorneys representing hundreds of thousands of American Indians say they should start seeing the first payments of a $3.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government by year's end.
HELENA — The U.S. Supreme Court won't consider a Colorado woman's challenge of a $3.4 billion settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries.
HELENA — Some Indian tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall.
HELENA — A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department.
HELENA - Carol Good Bear started getting the calls about a week ago, after the attorneys who had negotiated a $3.4 billion settlement over misspent Native American land royalties published the phone numbers and addresses of the four people objecting to the deal.
Mourners for Elouise Cobell gather for a final viewing Friday night in the Browning High School gymnasium before burial services Saturday. The Elvis cutout on the back wall was placed there in honor of Cobell's love of Elvis music.
Mandi Bird Kennerly says a prayer at the casket of Elouise Cobell on Friday evening during a viewing and rosary service at the Browning High School. Kennerly is a great niece by marriage to Cobell, whose funeral services were held Saturday.
BROWNING — Elouise Cobell has left the building.
BROWNING — They came from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona, from the Seminole Tribe in Florida.
Rarely does the passing of a Montanan who never held public office outside her reservation elicit public condolences from the president, the governor and the entire congressional delegation.
MISSOULA — Condolences from around the nation poured into Montana Monday following the death of Elouise Cobell, the Blackfeet woman who devoted the final 15 years of her life to recovering billions of dollars bilked from Indian people by the federal government.