December 13, 1988 |
President Reagan met with American Indian representatives Monday and was praised by many participants in the long-awaited session as having made a good start toward improved understanding of problems confronting native Americans. Reagan, who angered many Indians during the Moscow summit meeting last May by saying that Indians had been "humored" in their "primitive life style," called the White House discussion "a meeting between friends."
May 13, 1992 |
New federal regulations sharply restricting the use of video gambling machines on Indian lands set off raids Tuesday on five tribal casinos in Arizona, one of them resulting in a five-hour standoff here with Yavapai Indians who blockaded the exit route for FBI trucks. Casino employees and about 100 tribe members at the Ft.
October 25, 1997 |
It could have been a rematch between President Clinton and Bob Dole, one last chance for the two old rivals to slug it out before the cameras--election or no election. But Dole's dramatic offer to Clinton to join him at the witness table for a day's worth of questioning by the Senate's campaign fund-raising panel probably will be respectfully declined, presidential aides said Friday.
August 14, 1988 |
For one weekend each year a fold in the Wyoming hills swirls with splashes of color and resounds to guttural mountain-men voices, Indian drumbeats, the shouts of children, bows scraping fiddles and musket fire. The rest of the year it's a monochrome of harsh, inhospitable hills. To Jim Bridger, who arrived in 1843 in search of pelts and stayed to set up a trading post, the cottonwoods and aspens tracing the course of the Black Fork of the Green River must have looked mighty good.
February 17, 1991 |
Over the last three decades, hundreds of thousands of Americans who used to consider themselves white or black have taken on a new identity: Now they are American Indians. This phenomenon of changing selfhood has baffled and intrigued demographers investigating the forces that have more than tripled the American Indian population since 1960. But in the Indian community, there is little mystery in the heightened desire to proclaim a piece of native lineage.
October 25, 1987 |
The entrance was like the hole Alice fell through to Wonderland, just an aperture in the thick foliage, but a portal to another world. We paddled into the labyrinth of Hell's Bay Trail and encountered the mythical Everglades, a watery jungle that exists more in the imagination than in reality.