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Item #: 9780802141712 -
The true story of how the Mashantucket Pequots of Connecticut became the richest Indian tribe in history. The result of a three-year investigation, Fromson uncovers a tale of legal maneuverings, back-room political dealings, and ethnic reinvention. He details the process by which today's Pequots gained tribal recognition; hired top lawyers to claim thousands of acres of land; exploited a state law meant for church yard sales to gain the right to open Foxwoods, now a $1.2 billion-a-year...
Item #: 9780806132600 -
The author examines Indian gaming from several different perspectives including how tribes act as political entities (and interest groups) but still maintain the right to self-govern, what the role of the U.S. Attorneys discretionary authority on Indian lands is, the role of tribal attorneys in Indian politics, the importance of gaming on Indian lands and the background behind tribal-state conflict. Focus is on tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma but information crosses borders. 330 pgs,...
Item #: 9780803267459 -
In the mid-1970s, the Mashantucket Pequot tribe had only one member, an elderly woman who pleaded with her grandson to come live on the impoverished reservation and save it from falling into government hands upon her death. Kim Isaac Eisler tells the remarkable story of how Richard Skip Hayward, an unemployed ship-worker, granted his grandmother's dying wish, revived the moribund clan, and transformed the Pequots into the richest and most influential band of Native Americans in history. 267...
Item #: 9780874178425 -
The advent of gaming on Indian reservations has created a new kind of tribal politics over the past three decades. Now armed with often substantial financial resources, Indigenous peoples have adjusted their political strategies from a focus on the judicial system and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to one that directly lobbies state and federal governments and non-Indigenous voters. These tactics allow tribes to play an influential role in shaping state and national policies that affect...
Item #: 9780060931964 -
The Pequot Indians of Connecticut are in the highest IRS income bracket. How did this small tribe with little more than a 200-acre reservation and a trailer reinvent itself in the course of three decades to expand to more than 2,000 acres and become the home of Foxwoods Casino? This book tells it all, starting with the grand ambitions of two menan unemployed, charming outsider who failed as a preacher, and a fresh-out-of-law school do-gooder who will help impoverished Indian tribes. The story...