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High court: State must recognize Fort Sill Apaches

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:32 am

The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered the state on Monday to recognize the Fort Sill Apache tribe, which had been forced from its ancestral home in the state in 1886.

The high court issued its unanimous ruling with just 15 minutes of deliberation after hearing arguments from lawyers representing the tribe and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration.

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