Yellow Bird: An Indian Martha Stewart
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"It's hard to imagine Martha Stewart, in a black-and-white-striped jumpsuit, decorating a jail cell with holly berries and greenery that her maid smuggled in or trying to bribe the prison cooks to let her in the kitchen to marinate escargot and prepare mint juleps for the new inmates.

Then again, it's hard to believe that anybody with that much money would go to jail.

I know, too, there are many people out there (including me) who would miss her television shows if she is found guilty and jailed for insider trading. And when you look at the big picture, her alleged crime doesn't seem as awful as those of the corporate heads who are accused of stealing from their own employees.

Maybe she did get a hotter-than-hot tip and used it. Then slap her hands and leave her to the viewing public, I say.

If worst comes to worst and she is jailed, I wondered, who would fill her television void?

I thought about women in Indian country who are Martha Stewart types no, not those who are rich and trying to get richer, but those who do neat things around the house and kitchen."

Get the Story:
DOREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Martha Stewart could use some tasty Native cuisine (The Grand Forks Herald 11/16)

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