Editorial: Viewing Trump's possible Bears Ears review motivations through a transactional lens

President Trump is considering a plan to eliminate or significantly shrink the newly created Bears Ears National Monument. If he does, President Trump — who prides himself as a dealmaker — would be undermining America’s national heritage for little more than short-sighted politics.

The Bears Ears region, which has among the highest densities of Native American archaeological and cultural sites in the United States, was first proposed for protection in the 1930s.

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