The Nation: Showdown at Lake Powell

The Indian has taken an economic beating at the hands of the white man since that guileless tribe gave up Manhattan for $24 in trinkets. Now a band of enterprising Navajos in Arizona hopes to Indian-wrestle some of their ancestors' money back. The group plans to build a $10 million resort on the shores of Lake Powell featuring a full-scale gambling casino. They should mine plenty of yellow iron—if the Arizona authorities let them get away with it.


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