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    Native Americans Win Fight to Gather Plants in National Parks

    This land wasn’t made for you and me. After more than a century of disputes, Native Americans have won back the right to forage for berries and grasses in national parks, a practice key to rituals and traditions like basket weaving. It had been banned in Washington State’s Mount Rainier National Park since its designation in 1899. Now, tribes are planning once-outlawed pilgrimages and gatherings to collect plants that have long had special significance to their communities — as long as they can prove they’re using sustainable methods.

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