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TIMELINE: History of land dispute between Cliven Bundy and the BLM

Abbreviated history of public lands in Nevada and Utah

Cliven Bundy on his ranch in northeast Clark County.
Cliven Bundy on his ranch in northeast Clark County.
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Updated: 4/23/2014 10:09 am
Tensions were high last week between the Bureau of Land Management and supporters of Cliven Bundy and his family. The conflict itself dates back more than 15 years, but the conflict has even deeper roots that date back to 19th century public land laws and conflicts between Federal authorities and territorial governments.

Part 1 (1820 - 1862)Early clashes between federal and local governments in territories that would later become Nevada
Part 2 (1863 - 1896)Nevada territory created from Utah Territory land
Part 3 (1877 - 1997)The Desert Lands Act, the BLM, the desert tortoise, and the Bundy Family
Part 4 (1998 - 2013)Bundy's refusal to comply with BLM and Court decisions
Part 5 (July - Oct. 2013)Court orders and fines against Bundy
Part 6 (2014)The 2014 clash between Bundy and the BLM

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