As an Indian person I read this article with dismay. Why is it so outrageous to expect Micki Hutchinson to pay for a liquor license to the governing body of the area in which she resides? She has no doubt exploited the Indian population and made a profit for many years. The author tells us that Ms. Hutchinson was relying on the words of the commissioner of Indian Affairs, who spoke in 1881. But anyone who knows anything about the history of Indian policy knows that it has often made complete reversals in a matter of months, depending on which way the winds were blowing in Washington.
Anita P. Fineday Cambridge, Mass.