The following is part of an article from the Billings Gazette.
The sale of 829 horses on a Crow Reservation ranch that was touch-and-go for weeks ran smoothly on Saturday.
The sale, believed to be the first of horses impounded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for trespassing on tribal lands, attracted 1,000 people, including 200 to 300 buyers to the ranch 16 miles east of Billings.
BIA Regional Director Ed Parisian said trespassing cases just never get this far, so this sale is special.
“If your livestock is trespassing, you move them. We’ve never been here before,” Parisian said.
The mares with last year’s babies brought $300 to $800 even without registration papers with the American Quarter Horse Association.
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