That's laughable. That has never been how the real world works.
The three hundred some odd Paiute have no more power,moral or otherwise, than the ranchers do for a claim for the land. Both the ranchers and the Paiute have been on the receiving end of Federal lies and manipulation.
The real difference is the Federal government made no deals with the Paiute over this land. They have, however, bent over backwards to break their deals and harass the ranchers.