Klamath Tribes propose to buy back old reservation

The Klamath Tribes of Oregon said they are willing to pay fair market value for the reservation they lost due to termination.

The tribes were terminated by the federal government in 1961. Most of the original 1.2-million acre reservation was sold of, with 690,000 acres becoming part of the Fremont-Winema National Forests.

The tribes won restoration in 1986 but the government hasn't returned any land to them. Talks with the Bush administration on the issue have slowed down.

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