I was wondering if the American

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    You mean American Indians? They've got a whole bunch of land, and they get their own tribal governments, and they get special rights (i.e. tax-free sales, casinos, etc). So while the government hasn't paid them directly, they have plenty of privledges that other Americans don't have.
     
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    We should probably send a few AA books their way too. From what I have read, alcoholism is the downfall of most modern tribes and it runs at nearly a 50% (I believe that was the number) clip in their male population.
     
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    I'd be a drunk too, knowing my dad's father's dad's father sold manhattan for some beads, leather, and a bible.

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    I don't know. But American Indians have every opportunity to succeed that every other American has, so if they aren't happy, I don't know what to tell them.
     
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    Tribal government gaming revenue in 2004 was just over $19 billion dollars.

    If there are Indians who are unhappy, perhaps they need to look at themselves and their tribe's distribution of profits.
     
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    The bone of aboriginal contention.

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    The tribes who have the casinos do.
     
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    Who cares. I dont even know why they get the land that they have. They are a conquered people from over 200 years ago. Why should the victors pay the losers? Should Germany be demanding all the land they lost back after WW1 and WW2? Should Japan? Should Italy declare the Roman Empire rebuilt and receive all of the land they owned from ancient times back? No they lost their wars. Whether the indians wanted it or not is irrelevant. They lost and thats the way it is.
     
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    Well yea, thats my name.
     
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