Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country - Third Edition

VII tion lands are individually owned, not all landowners profit equally or even similarly. Location, location, location appears to be the rule in Indian country as elsewhere. Community and family dysfunction appear to accompany rapid and unplanned change in circumstances. A Note about non-Tribal profies in this 3rd edition. Finally, I want to offer a note of explanation regarding the non-Tribal profiles in this edition. Preface The economic progress and development of tribal economies told through these tribal profiles would not have been possible without the help, counsel, guidance, and wisdom of a very great many non-Tribal individuals, firms, and organizations. Those few profiled here have been carefully selected for their outsized contributions to economic development in Indian country over the past decades, whether from their precedent-setting legal cases, the magnitude of recoveries they have achieved, the significance of their of role in regional economies, and in all cases for their contributions to economic and business development for Indian tribes and Indian people .Their inclusion here reflects, among other things, my personal admiration and gratitude to them for their contributions to Indian country progress and to the publication of this 3rd edition. Veronica E. Tiller Jicarilla Apache Acknowledgements A work of this magnitude would not be pos- sible without the support of a virtual army of writers, researchers, editors, proofreaders, a graphic designer, an indexer, and other members of the Tiller Research project team. I cannot possibly thank everyone who has contributed in one way or another to this 2014-2015 edition of Tiller's Guide, but our lead researchers and writers were Brian Ramirez, Tammy Moon, Christina Harrison, and Cass W. IV Walters. We received valuable assistance with the California profiles from Deanah Watson, Michael Land- kammer, and Susan Peone. Caroline Laurent assisted us with the Minnesota tribal profiles, and Liana S. Hesler lent a valuable hand with the Oklahoma profiles.Stacey Sanchez assistedwith New Mexico. We owe a special debt of gratitude to Tammy Moon, who also served as our technical editor for the entire manuscript. Her keen eye, analytical skills, and her research and writing abilities have been invaluable. We are especially grateful, too, to Christina V. Harrison for deciphering, managing, and compiling the U.S. Census data for all the tribes in the 33 states where they are located. Mary M. Velarde created all the graphics including the cover design, and was infinitely patient in accommodating the rewrites, revisions, corrections, repaginations, and second thoughts as she prepared the actual manuscript for shipment to the printer. Her creativity and technical skills are evident in her page layout throughout this work. Mary Harper of Access Points Indexing of Oregon provided the index. Roberta Serafin provided important management of financial records. Glenda Archuleta drew on her bottomless well of good will developed from decades of working with tribes throughout the coun try and deserves credit for bringing in most of the tribal profiles. Ganelle Benallie provided valuable records management services in the early stages of this project. Emily (Emmie) Frederiks made important contributions to earlier editions of this work, and her contributions are still visible throughout this 3rd edition. In addition to these individuals, Richard Linfield, Leilani Darling, Michael Chapman, Jennifer Gerard, Patricia Gerard, and Teresa Hicks all contributed at various stages to the collection of this data and to plan for its dissemination. Other individuals who have provided valuable insights, assistance, and support in ways large and small throughout this project include Margo Hill, Jacqueline Croteau, Kay Bills, Travis Suazo, Jennifer Muskrat, Harlan McKosato, Susan Masten, Jim Gray, and Tom Teegarten. Tiller's Guide to Indian Country would not be a premiere reference work without the cooperation, kindness, hospitality, and contributions of the people of Indian Country. The following individuals all made a special effort by reviewing our draft profiles and sometimes even rewriting sections of the profiles. Throughout the country we received help from tribal employees representing various departments of their tribes, including executive, economic development, public relations, tribal administration, cultural preservation, libraries, environmental protection, business corporations, and from tribal consultants, all of whom care about their tribes and their people and want the general public to have accurate information about Indian Country. We express our gratitude to Trib Choudary for assisting us with navigation of the 2010 US Census data, and Don Motanic of the Intertribal Timber Council, for sending us the 2013 Forestry Reports for all the Indian tribes. We thank the BIA Realty Offices from throughout the United States who provided us with the Indian land acreage reports for tribes in their jurisdictions. Lynn Glascoe and Schamell Padgett of the CIP Program at the Library of Congress helped us navigate the new technical rules of bringing a copyrighted work to press. I am especially grateful to Michael A. Corfman of Casino City Press of Newton, Massachusetts, who has again allowed us access to his database from which we received the latest information on Indian gaming statistics. We are especially thankful to Dick C. Winchell for providing us with the 2013 and 2014 NAHASDA data compilations for updated tribal populations and tribal enrollment figures. A sincere thanks goes to the Cherie Tayaba and the All Indian Pueblo Council for giving me the forum to obtain permission from the 19 New Mexico Pueblo Governors to work with their tribes. I offer my special thank you for their cooperation and help to the following New Mexico Pueblo Governors: E. Paul Torres (Isleta), Joshua Madalena (Jemez), Richard Luarkie (Laguna), Richard Mermejo (Picuris), George Rivera (Pojaoque), andGeorgeM. Montoya (SantaAna), J. Michael Chavarria (Santa Clara), Robert Mora (Tesuque) andArlen Quetawki, Sr. (Zuni). Leon Reval, Jicarilla Apache Legislative Council member, made it possible for me to request the help of all the Apache tribal leaders at their Apache Summit in updating their profiles. Leigh Bitsitty of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada arranged for my meeting with her organization. Pei- Chen Chang and Robert Smith arranged for me to meet with the Southern California Tribal Chairmen'sAssociation.