May 12, 1986 |
About 200 Mohawk Indians protesting alcohol-related highway deaths on the St. Regis Indian reservation blocked firefighters trying to put out a blaze at an illegal barroom, authorities said Sunday. Two hours after police arrested owner Josephine White on Saturday for serving alcohol without a license, flames broke out at her barroom on the reservation. State Police investigator James Bouchard said police are convinced the fire was set by angry reservation residents.
April 28, 1990 |
Some 2,000 Mohawk Indians began evacuating their reservation to escape factional violence that has left roadways lined with burned cars and caused residents, including children, to brandish arms. One man was critically injured in the violence and another was missing. The reservation straddles New York and Canada, but the violence so far has taken place on the United States side. After a week of nightly confrontations between Indians who support casino gambling and bingo on the U.S.
September 4, 1990 |
Heavily armed Canadian soldiers Monday tightened their perimeter around a group of armed and defiant Mohawk Indians who refused to surrender. Army spokeswoman Capt. Lynne Bermel said the army moved several hundred yards closer to "The Pines," an Indian alcohol and drug treatment center on the Kanesatake reserve, west of Montreal. Oneida Nation Chief Terry Doxtator told reporters outside the treatment center that the remaining Mohawk Warriors "will not lay down their arms if the army moves in."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1990
American Indians, chanting and calling for more news coverage of a dispute involving Canadian Mohawk Indians, picketed The Times in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday. Members of the Mohawk Defense Committee said the newspaper was chosen for the hourlong protest by 15 Indians because a demonstration last week outside the Canadian Consulate attracted no reporters.
May 2, 1990 |
Gunfire killed two Mohawk Indians on Tuesday and police later closed off the reservation, scene of a 9-month-old fight over casino gambling. Troopers escorted investigators of the Quebec Provincial Force through the New York section of the reservation to the scene of the shootings, which occurred before dawn Tuesday. The state police said they were entering the reservation as a peacekeeping force.
January 23, 1992 |
Two Mohawk Indians who played prominent roles in a 1990 native uprising were found guilty by a Quebec jury Wednesday on 29 charges, including aggravated assault and arms possession. After more than six days of deliberations, the jury found Ronald Cross--better known by his alias Lasagna--guilty on 20 of the 40 charges laid against him by the Canadian province.