Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, The Noble Savage, and the Not-So New Indian is a collection of seven essays edited by Julie Pelletier and Becca Gercken in this 2017 volume from the University of Manitoba Press. Rather than focus on economic development and politics, the editors turn their attention to Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars who write about the gaming and casino impact on First Nations arts, literature and scholarship.
Gambling with the Future: The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada discusses the recent development of casinos and large-scale bingos among First Nations in Canada. First Nations in Canada have taken the example from Native American casinos in the United States as a key component for economic development in their communities. The book examines the battles First Nations waged against their respective provincial governments for the right to legally open their gaming operations.
Newspaper journalist's account of the Mashantucket Pequots and the development of their Foxwoods Resort and Casino in 1992. The Mashantucket Pequots have had a long and proud history, enduring for centuries even after colonists and historians believed them to have been exterminated by the British in 1637. By the early 1970s, however, the legacy of their generations rested on the shoulders of a single elderly woman, upon whose death the Pequots' reservation would fall into government hands.
With great detail, Without Reservation: How A Controversial Indian Tribe Rose to Power and Built the World's Largest Casino tells the story of the rise of the richest Native American Nation in history. In 1973, an elderly American Indian woman dies with nothing left of her Nation but a 214-acre tract of abandoned forest. It seems to be the end of the Mashantucket Pequot people. But it is just the beginning. Over the next three decades, the reservation grows to nearly 2,000 acres, home to more than 600 tribal members.