Ambrose Lane's Return of the Buffalo: The Story Behind America's Indian PDF

By Ambrose Lane

ISBN-10: 0897894324

ISBN-13: 9780897894326

ISBN-10: 0897894332

ISBN-13: 9780897894333

A small, poverty-stricken California Indian Tribe, the Cabazon Band of challenge Indians, effectively fought an extended criminal conflict for the suitable to function the enterprise in their selection on their barren reservation―a playing on line casino. this can be their tale, the licensed heritage in their epic fight, climaxing with their victory in a 1987 ruling via the U.S. ideal courtroom, the now-famous Cabazon determination. Their defeated rivals integrated California's urban of Indio and County of Riverside (called the most racist within the U.S. via a non-Indian resident) in addition to California and 29 different states that joined California's appeal.

This is additionally the attention-grabbing tale of the position performed by way of a white kinfolk and its radical, socialist patriarch that helped create one of many world's so much capital-intensive industries and prompted modern day Indian Gaming Explosion all through the USA. hundreds and hundreds of hours of taped interviews and years of files, assembly files, and legit correspondence are analyzed to provide the reader a transparent photo of the impression of this new mammoth capital on tribal existence and the improvement of a potential destiny with out gambling―as officers in league with Nevada and Atlantic urban playing pursuits proceed their efforts to spoil Indian gaming. The Buffalo, literal and symbolic determine of previous Indian monetary independence, has back in a brand new form―cash cow casinos.

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