The tribe’s battle to secure federal recognition for its land has hinged on the legal interpretation of the Indian Reorganization Act, a landmark 1934 law sometimes known as the “Indian New Deal. ”STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The tribe’s battle to secure federal recognition for its land has hinged on the legal interpretation of the Indian Reorganization Act, a landmark 1934 law sometimes known as the “Indian New Deal. ”STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The tribe’s battle to secure federal recognition for its land has hinged on the legal interpretation of the Indian Reorganization Act, a landmark 1934 law sometimes known as the “Indian New Deal. ”STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS