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Public-Land Colonialism

by Travis Kavulla

Of Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management

Cliven Bundy and his rogue herd of cattle burst onto the national news scene last month, and in doing so, he introduced the American public to an agency that many had never heard of: the Bureau of Land Management.

Out West, the acronym “BLM” is a fixture of the vernacular. It may well be the arm of government that has the greatest control over rural westerners’ way of life.

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