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The Nation

March 15, 1987

Former Interior Secretary James G. Watt was fired as the attorney for the Crow Indians because they contend he was backing the federal government in the tribe's $130-million claim in a boundary dispute. "He said the United States has taken good care of the Crow Tribe. The Crow Tribe knows better," Jean Bear Crane, who was sworn as the tribe's new attorney, said in Billings, Mont. Watt was hired in 1985 to represent the tribe in a suit claiming there was a surveyor's mistake when the boundaries of the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana were established in 1868.

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