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Unformatted text preview: We have isolated Native Americans for year; part of the problem is that are hundreds of recognized tribes o They have one of the highest alcohol, unemployment, suicide rates o Pine Ridge has 85% unemployment Poverty rate is 30%- US is 18% Whites see that they are fine because they have casinos and no taxes on sovereign grounds o Purpose of casinos was to help out on infrastructure and schools Government is interested in Native American lands o The land that they were pushed to; they own 3% of US oil and gas reserves; they own 15% of all the coal; 55% of US supply of uranium (what part of the fight is on North Dakota) 11% of worldwhite...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SOCI 122 taught by Professor Hastings during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08