Tribal Sovereignty: Law of the Land

Contemporary article giving details of Lucy Covington's Termination Era battles from the Spokesman-Review dated 12/25/2000.

This article discusses Lucy Covington's impact through her anti-Termination battle in the 1950s-60s, and the lasting impact on tribal sovereignty. The article also provides an overview of the long history of tribal sovereignty of which Covington plays but a part. This history inlcudes many treaties and bills were passed between Indians and the US Government that impacted tribal rights and the relationship with the government.

Several photographs and captions provide examples of tribal sovereignty from Inland Northwest tribes including Colville Confederated Tribes, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, the Yakima Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, and the Nez Perce Tribe.