- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Protesters from the Crow tribe have built barriers to block a road that leads to the Pryor Mountains.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1UEy9nG) Crow historian Elias Goes Ahead and Terry Plain Bull’s family owns the property along Sage Creek Road southwest of Pryor.

They say they are protesting the lack of timely law enforcement response in the Pryor area. They also are protesting oil and gas lines that cross allottee’s land without payment, the diversion of Sage Creek and the road’s degradation.

Allottees are people who own undivided interest in reservation land given to them by the federal government.

Goes Ahead says they want allottees to be paid what they’re owed and to be able to use their property rights.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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