Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

Katherine A. Spilde. 2002. A Case Study: Cultivating New Opportunities | Tribal Government Gaming on the Pechanga Reservation. See Full Report (PDF)Abstract

This case study of Indian gaming’s genesis and development on the Pechanga reservation highlights the profound changes made possible by a coordinated strategy of nation building and economic development in Indian Country. It also highlights the profound influence of coordinating intertribal political and economic initiatives. Examining one tribe’s particular experience with Indian gaming also provides insight into the ways that federal and state policies actually “play out” at the tribal level. 

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