published in The Atlantic
Treuer's argument is exactly as his title implies: the United States federal government should transfer the ownership and management of National Parks to a "consortium of federally recognized tribes." The lands on which the Parks reside often have a bloody history, with Native Americans forced out of their homelands either by political pressure or outright war. Treuer argues that "transferring the parks to the tribes would protect them from partisan back-and-forth in Washington" and ensure the America's natural gem remains strong and a symbol for what the future might bring.
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