Mohawks, Money and Death

Sniping and armed skirmishes become commonplace as feuding over casinos explodes into a tribal war

Fearing for the safety of their grandchildren, Joellene Adams and her husband left the barricade and drove into enemy territory. But as they pulled up to the home of their son Richard, he fired an automatic rifle at the car. Later that evening Richard telephoned with an apology: "Ma, I'm sorry. I didn't know it was you." Replied his mother: "Don't ever call me Ma again. "

Over the past year such violent Mohawk vs. Mohawk clashes have become commonplace on the 28,000-acre St. Regis reservation, as a bitter quarrel over lucrative casino operations has escalated into a virtual civil war....

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