This map -- which can only indicate the larger reservations, National parks and forests, etc. -- is still a good overview of the U.S. native land situation. In particular, it shows large amounts of "federally owned land" that were almost always carved forcibly away from treaty,determined and bounded reservations. In general, National Forests are not really public citizen assets. Their timber is sold extremely cheaply to a variety of large industrial concerns, who often clearcut it with no restoration.

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Text, maps and graphics copyright -- Paula Giese, 1996, 1997 except where elsewhere attributed.

CREDITS:A considerably larger version (filesize, not the information) was encountered on an environmental website. Colors were altered somewhat on elements to make them stand out, color reduction and cropping was done to fit this map on the screen page. The orgsanization whose copyright is reproduced is unknown, and was not the website where this map was encountered.

Last Updated: 2/15/97