Enduring Legacies Native Case Studies

Case Study

Is Your Tribal Land Secure?

Author:Ralston, Larry, The Evergreen State College


This case tells the story of a longstanding land dispute between the Quileute Tribe and the Olympic National Park. The Tribe's search for a just solution is examined in the context of changing political and environmental circumstances. Emergency preparedness is an important dimension of this case which also highlights the ways in which disputes are negotiated and the various considerations at play.

Updated: April 4, 2008