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Revenge of the Pequots: How a Small Native American Tribe Created the World's Most Profitable Casino

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The Mashantucket Pequots have had a long and proud history, enduring for centuries even after colonists and historians believed them to have been exterminated by the British in 1637. By the early 1970s, however, the legacy of their generations rested on the shoulders of a single elderly woman, upon whose death the Pequots' reservation would fall into government hands. Her grandson, Richard "Skip" Hayward, and other relatives responded to her pleas and kept alive the tribe and its land by coming to live on the reservation.

Journalist Kim Isaac Eisler tells in riveting detail how Hayward and others skillfully manipulated laws, court decisions, and political connections to permit the Mashantucket Pequots to found the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in 1992. Located in Ledyard, Connecticut, Foxwoods today is arguably the world's most profitable casino complex, grossing over one billion dollars annually. The Mashantucket Pequots have become staggeringly rich, their tribal membership has swelled, and they are now an influential force in national politics. Their triumph has not been without controversy: Eisler also examines the volatile issue of racial identity among the Pequots and looks at the negative impact of Foxwoods on those who also make their home in the Connecticut woods.

About the Author

Kim Isaac Eisler, a former staff writer for American Lawyer, is the national editor of Washingtonian magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803267459
Author:
Eisler, Kim Isaac
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Casinos
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Pequot Indians.
Subject:
Gambling on Indian reservations.
Subject:
Ledyard
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Pequot Indians - Gambling
Subject:
Pequot Indians -- Government relations.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
nr 4
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.85 lb

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