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U.S. officers take kids off Northern Cheyenne Reservation amid custody fight


HELENA — U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs officers escorted two children off an American Indian reservation in Montana where their grandmother brought them amid a custody dispute, bringing the federal government into a clash between state and tribal courts.

One officer detained Patsy Fercho on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation on Nov. 21 while another drove the boys to the reservation border and turned them over to their father, serving a warrant issued by a court in Minnesota, where the father lives, attorney Roberta Cross Guns said Tuesday.


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