Pembina settlement finalized; Little Shell, Chippewa Cree and others will share $59M

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Studio portrait of the Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) Delegation taken in Washington, D.C., in 1880.

Studio portrait of the Pembina Chippewa Delegation taken in Washington, D.C., in 1874.

Billings Gazette

The Little Shell Tribe and the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana, along with the Turtle Mountain Tribe of North Dakota and the White Earth Tribe of Minnesota, will share a $59 million settlement with the U.S. government as the result of a lawsuit over a series of claims dating back to land deals from the late 1800s in which the government underpaid the tribes by tens of millions of dollars.

In the settlement reached Thursday, Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia finalized the deal between the Department

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