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Some of the 35 Denver Mountain Park bison wait in a corral to be transferred to representatives of four Native American tribes and one memorial council as they reintroduce the animals to tribal lands on Wednesday. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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In this 2011 video frame released by Brazil's National Indian Foundation, an indigenous man is seen in the forest in Rondonia, Brazil. Video footage was released in 2018 by Brazil's Indian Foundation of the man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe. His death was announced this weekend. Brazil's National Indian Foundation via AP hide caption

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Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir, has been hit hard by rising temperatures and downstream demands. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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Amid A Megadrought, Federal Water Shortage Limits Loom For The Colorado River

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Elk graze in Skagit Valley, an area north of Seattle, Wash., populated for centuries by Native Americans and, more recently, by farmers. Megan Farmer/KUOW hide caption

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Elk Raise Tensions Between Tribes And Farmers In Washington's Skagit Valley

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Archaeologists excavate one of the Ancestral Puebloan pit houses in the path of the planned highway in southern Colorado. Ali Budner/KRCC hide caption

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Colorado Highway Expansion Routed Over Ancient Native American Sites

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Raedeyn Teton, left, and Jessica Broncho, race side-by-side in an Indian Relay on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. Russel Daniels/KUER hide caption

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Indian Relay Celebrates History And Culture Through Horse Racing

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Blood quantum was initially a system that the federal government placed onto tribes in an effort to limit their citizenship. Leigh Wells/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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So What Exactly Is 'Blood Quantum'?

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For Vernon Lee of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, a national monument designation for Gold Butte would be the next best thing to having the U.S. government return the land to his people. Kirk Siegler hide caption

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In Nevada, Tribes Push To Protect Land At The Heart Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

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We're pretty good at living and working with people who aren't our relatives. A new study tries to figure out the origins of that ability. Alberto Ruggieri/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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