HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

The road through the Gold Butte National Conservation Area; BLM-managed land adjacent to Cliven Bundy's property. 

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

The Virgin River near where a standoff between Bundy's armed militia and BLM agents took place in early 2014.  

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

Hikers overlook Recapture Canyon, Nevada. 

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

Site of Cliven Bundy's standoff with the BLM, Bunkerville, Nevada, 2014. 

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

Virgin River, adjacent to Cliven Bundy's property.

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

HARPER'S MAGAZINE: THE GREAT REPUBLICAN LAND HEIST

Cliven Bundy on his cattle ranch, Nevada, 2014.