By Ken Mink

CHEROKEE, N. C. – An amazing transformation has taken place in the Western  North Carolina mountains in the last 20 years.

What was for many years a downtrodden society of Cherokee Indians, living largely off farming and peddling native crafts such as moccasins, beads, feathers  and fur-trimmed clothing to tourists, has been given new life.

In the early 1990s the Cherokee Indians ran a profitable bingo operation...


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