"This isn't about payback," Webb says. "This isn't about getting our due. That's not what the world is about."
Stereotype No. 2: Revenge. This suggests that the tribes are building casinos to exact revenge for long-standing injustices. Acebedo, the Jamul tribal chairman, seems to embrace this.
"I don't know if you saw my cartoon out there," he tells a reporter. "That's a significant message."
The 9-by-11 cartoon is taped, facing out, to a tinted window in the tribal office. Anyone who enters the tribal office walks past it. A white man is kneeling on the ground in front of a slot machine, empty pockets turned out, hands covering his head.
Two American Indians stand nearby, looking down at him. One says to the other: "I'm just sorry it took us 400 years to figure out how to beat them."