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Hitting the Jackpot : the Inside Story of the Richest Indian Tribe in History (03 Edition)

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In 1635, the first Puritans migrated from Massachusetts Bay to the Colony of Connecticut. By 1637, Puritan settlers in Connecticut were at war with the Pequot Indian tribe. In retaliation for a Pequot raid, Captain John Mason led an assembled militia of English and Indian allies in a pre-dawn attack on a Pequot fort that left over four hundred Pequots dead. Within two years, the Pequot tribe was all but extinguished, and would remain that way for the next three hundred and fifty years.

Then in 1973, the last remaining descendent of the Pequots to live on the tribal reservation, Elizabeth George Plouffe, passed away, but not before imparting advice to her grandson Richard “Skip” Haywood: “Hold onto the land.” These words would manifest themselves into an almost thirty year legal and political drama that would lead Hayward and his relatives to recreate the Pequot tribe and become the richest Indians in history. How it happened is the subject of Brett Duval Fromsons Hitting the Jackpot. The culmination of a three-year investigation, Fromson uncovers a labyrinthine tale of legal maneuverings, back room political dealings, and ethnic reinvention. Fromson details the step-by-step process by which todays Pequots gained tribal recognition, hired top lawyers to claim thousands of acres of land, exploited a state law meant for church yard sales to gain the right to open Foxwoods, now a $1.2 billion dollar a year operation, and distilled the barest traces of Pequot lineage into a full-fledged tribe with over 600 new tribal members, a yearly pow-wow that offers the biggest cash prizes in America and a $250 million museum, one of the costliest in American history.

As controversy over Indian casino gambling sweeps across the United States, Hitting the Jackpot reveals the true story of how the Mashantucket Pequots of Connecticut became the richest Indian tribe in history.

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"An engaging exploration of the tangled politics surrounding Native American affairs — and an inspiration, no doubt, to other disenfranchised and forgotten groups." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From Connecticut and Maine to California, the explosion of Indian tribes with massive gambling operations has prompted a fierce nationwide debate. Hitting the Jackpot reveals the true story of how the Mashantucket Pequots of Connecticut became the richest Indian tribe in history.

The culmination of a three-year investigation, Fromson uncovers a labyrinthine tale of legal maneuverings, back-room political dealings, and ethnic reinvention. Fromson details the step-by-step process by which today's Pequots gained tribal recognition, hired top lawyers to claim thousands of acres of land, exploited a state law meant for church yard sales to gain the right to open Foxwoods, now a $1.2 billion-a-year operation, and distilled the barest traces of Pequot lineage into a full-fledged tribe with over six hundred new tribal members, a yearly pow-wow that offers the biggest cash prizes in America, and a $250 million museum, one of the costliest in American history.

Synopsis:

Fromson uncovers a labyrinthine tale of legal maneuverings, back room political dealings, and ethnic reinvention that led to the Pequot Indian tribe bringing casino gambling to Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802141712
Author:
Fromson, Brett Duval
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Gambling - General
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
HISTORY / Native American
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
900x600

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Product details 236 pages Grove Press - English 9780802141712 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An engaging exploration of the tangled politics surrounding Native American affairs — and an inspiration, no doubt, to other disenfranchised and forgotten groups." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by ,
From Connecticut and Maine to California, the explosion of Indian tribes with massive gambling operations has prompted a fierce nationwide debate. Hitting the Jackpot reveals the true story of how the Mashantucket Pequots of Connecticut became the richest Indian tribe in history.

The culmination of a three-year investigation, Fromson uncovers a labyrinthine tale of legal maneuverings, back-room political dealings, and ethnic reinvention. Fromson details the step-by-step process by which today's Pequots gained tribal recognition, hired top lawyers to claim thousands of acres of land, exploited a state law meant for church yard sales to gain the right to open Foxwoods, now a $1.2 billion-a-year operation, and distilled the barest traces of Pequot lineage into a full-fledged tribe with over six hundred new tribal members, a yearly pow-wow that offers the biggest cash prizes in America, and a $250 million museum, one of the costliest in American history.

"Synopsis" by , Fromson uncovers a labyrinthine tale of legal maneuverings, back room political dealings, and ethnic reinvention that led to the Pequot Indian tribe bringing casino gambling to Connecticut.
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