Letters: Jan. 13, 2003

Wheel of Misfortune

The investigative article by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele on Indian gaming [SPECIAL REPORT, Dec. 16] portrayed "evil" white men getting rich from Indian casinos while the poor Native Americans still live in poverty. As Indians, we already know this. We put up with it, but why? Because $3 million for a tribe after the backer and the state get their cuts is better than begging from Uncle Sam. Sometimes you have to make a deal with the devil to improve your situation. Indian people are not stupid. We know we're being used and ripped off,...

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