Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.
OF COURSE I'm a lawyerA 28-year-old Plano man is going to federal prison for more than five years after falsely claiming to be a lawyer -- despite submitting a badge declaring him to be an "Officer of the Court" of the Cherokee Nation. That's not good enough? Well, it isn't when a clerk for ... More >>
Author's tale of an unusual American hero
The Lawndale Art Center welcomes an artist who favors partiality
The ACT scores are just out for the 2009 graduating seniors who took the tests as sophomores, juniors or seniors and it is not great news across the land, and certainly not in Texas. As far as biology goes, we're not exactly wowing the galaxy with our knowledge.And the ethnicity gap remains stark ... More >>
Supporters of slot machine at horse tracks and Indian casinos have done two things this morning: released a poll showing what they call widespread support in Texas for their issue, and introduced us to an awful, awful new word: "racinos.""New Poll Shows Massive Statewide Support for Racinos" the hea ... More >>
Margo Grant Walsh wasn't born with one, but she collected her own
Embarrassed by an aborted ad campaign that offended medium-shelf potato-derived alcohol drinkers in the U.S., Absolut has apologized via a recorded statement on its “consumer inquiry phone line.” The ads, which only ran in Mexico, showed a map of the U.S. prior to the Mexican-American war, whe ... More >>
This author mixes mystery with history and maybe a drink or two
Nicolas Cage plays the real protagonist in World War II epic about Navajo codetalkers
Carroll Cocchia says she's one-third Indian, and is trying to bring local Native Americans together. Detractors say she's white, and is helping to tear them apart.
Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.
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