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Tim Giago: 'Real' Indians don't fight over money

"Who is a tribal member and who is not? It is an ever-growing problem many of us oldtimers predicted would happen.

The harbingers of disaster heralded the prospective problems surrounding legitimate tribal membership more than 15 years ago, but apparently, many tribal leaders were not paying attention.

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona was awarded millions of dollars in a land settlement claim years before Indian gaming came into vogue. When the news of the award hit the media the tribal headquarters began to get inquiries about tribal membership."

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