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Tribe struggles for recognition in Vermont State fears land claims, casinos (VERMONT) -- To be an Abenaki is to wander the Missisquoi swamp and sniff the fallen leaves and mud and so follow the scent of a buck. It is to know the caves where your grandmother slept in the winter and the bend in the river where your father was born.

Vermont's Abenaki Fight for Recognition, Heritage 'Tribe's' Battle With State Raises Issues of Land and Identity (VERMONT) -- To be an Abenaki is to wander the Missisquoi swamp and sniff the fallen leaves and mud and so follow the scent of a buck. It is to know the caves where your grandmother slept in the winter and the bend in the river where your father was born.

Pownal race track owners optimistic (VERMONT) -- Standing high above a grandstand that seated thousands and a racetrack now covered with grass, Jimmy Winchester pointed to the spot where he used to fire the starting gun that sent the thoroughbreds on their way.

PERSPECTIVES - We shouldn’t have (Indian) trust in the Supreme Court: "...the law is just what judges, congressmen and senators say it is, and no more. And Federal Indian law, the law governing the authorities, immunities, and rights of Indian tribes and Indian people, is just what any five members of the Supreme Court say it is at any given moment..."

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