The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Land? Yes. Trust? Not So Much.

The difficulties faced by the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation in the humiliating land-into-trust process wherein tribal governments must beg permission from the Federal government to pay inflated prices, and agree to various conditions and stipulations, for land that was theirs to begin with. Hat tip to the Angry Indian at Voice of a Native Son.



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