Yakama Reservation Excludes Disputed Area, 9th Circ. Told
Law360 (August 18, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) — A Washington county has pressed the Ninth Circuit to overturn a lower-court ruling that an area known as Tract D lies within the Yakama Nation’s reservation, saying a reservation boundary cutting out the area has been clearly established for more than a hundred years.
Klickitat County is seeking to reverse a Washington federal judge’s ruling that the Yakama Nation’s reservation includes the disputed 121,000-acre Tract D, which the judge found was still part of the reservation established under an 1855 treaty.
The county said in a brief Monday that the lower court had wrongly considered the case to hinge on whether…