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New rules proposed by Obama administration would help more tribes become federally recognized


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There are currently 566 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States.  However, there are still well over 200 tribes that remain unrecognized by the federal government.  That might change under the proposed new rules by the Obama administration that would give more tribes a faster track at joining the ranks of the recognized by making it easier to prove their legitimacy.

For more information, click on the link to the Seattle Times to read the full article:

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024328270_tribalrecognitionxml.html