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Montana's Blackfeet Nation recently signed the largest oil exploration deal in the tribe's history. Is it a vital step to saving the reservation, or an agreement destined for disaster?

Officials with the Blackfeet Nation last met December with representatives of the Newfield Exploration Company out of Houston, Texas, to sign over oil leases on 224,000 acres of tribal land in the eastern portion of the reservation. The deal called for the…

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