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Strip Mining / Montana / Indian Resistance #477761

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 1974
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(Studio) Strip mining bill comes up for action tomorrow. Interior Department cancels mining leases on Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana because Indians didn't get enough money from deal.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Lame Deer, MT) [Tribal president Allen ROWLAND - says contract favors coal companies, not Indians.] Indians believe Interior Department negotiated contract that would hurt Indians. [ROWLAND - wants to cancel contract.] [Interior Secretary Rogers MORTON - says Cheyenne and coal companies again negotiating. Hopefully, they'll reach mutually compatible decision.] [Peabody Coal Company attorney Jim HAUGHEY - hopes company to convince Indians mining will benefit them.] [ROWLAND - says Cheyenne to vote on matter in 18 mos.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Utley, Garrick

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