She was just getting settled on her second day as tribal administrator for the Washoe Tribe when Kerry was first confronted.
"Oh, my God, you're white," a Washoe woman said when she walked into Kerry's office, according to Kerry. "You won't last long."
That was her first indication that her dream job would become her worst nightmare, she said.
After three months of alleged verbal abuse, being spit on and threatened, Kerry was fired without notice.