National Park = a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife
Return American national parks to tribal owners – Late Night Live – America’s famed national parks are heralded as a triumph of democracy. Vast swathes of land set aside in the late 1800s, ‘for the people’. But not all people. Native Americans were removed from this land which had sustained them. There was bloody conflict, and shoddy deals. Now, says an eminent Native American academic and writer, it is time to transfer the national parks back to tribal ownership.