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Indian water rights should mean equal treatment for all Arizonans (access required)

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1908 that water to grow crops was reserved for Indians who gave up their nomadic ways to settle on reservations and become “civilized,” there has been a question about how much water this meant. Trying to answer the question, the Supreme Court in 1963 said enough to water ...

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