Where Native America meets pop culture
I've seen the "pattern" go the other way: Within a couple of miles where I am now, a tribe established an off-reservation government installation/office. Then they turned it into a casino.(No, I'm not "shell-shocked" or complaining)
Oh? Where is that?
Writerfella here -- What is wrong with this statement? "Large areas of a county or a region have morphed into a separate tribal government, a separate "nation," operating under its own rules and not those of the host state or county." 1. Such areas can fall under jurisdiction of a tribal government, but they cannot "have morphed" into a tribal government. 2. Tribal governments do not operate under their own rules but instead operate under tribal constitutions that are based upon and directly drawn from the US Constitution, as do state and territorial governments. Lastly, that editorial cartoon comes from a fairly recent edition of THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN and only shows half the real landscape here in Oklahoma. The other half is rife with the proliferation of lottery sales sites and state-authorized 'racinos,' where the state operates casino machines at several racetracks. When Oklahoma opted for the lottery, both the governor and his state treasurer were fully confident they also could regulate and restrict the Native Gaming industry. Not so, as the moccasin tracks on the governor and state treasurer's backs will attest...All BestRuss Bates'writerfella'
writerfella quoted this comment: " "Large areas of a county or a region have morphed into a separate tribal government, a separate "nation," operating under its own rules and not those of the host state or county."Oh, how I love backwards-history science fiction. I wonder if that guy read Fritz Lieber's ""The Man Who Never Grew Young""?
Writerfella here -- I was fortunate enough to have Fritz as one of my teachers at the Clarion SF Workshops. And it's likely Fritz would buy back that magazine or book just to know it was safely out of that dude's hands!All BestRuss Bates'writerfella'
Clarion in East Lansing, right?
Writerfella here -- No, Clarion at Clarion College in Clarion, PA, 1969 & 1970, then Clarion at Tulane and Clarion West (twice) at Univ/Wash in Seattle. Those were great summers!All BestRuss Bates'writerfella'
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