Friday, 19 March 2010
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
For my two tribes, I have chosen the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. I chose these tribes as they are a good example of modernisation in the Native American community. Where many of the Tribes of America were simply whiped out in the 19th century, the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes worked together to preserve their tribes. In 1937, the two tribes made their cooperation and partnership official by forming a single government and gaining recognition from the Federal government of the USA.
Today, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes seem to be quite prosperous, in 2007; their economic impact was estimated around $27mil and rising. They own a number of different casinos, which span two states and four counties; and founded the Arapaho & Cheyenne Tribal College, to allow Native Americans access to education, but also to increase awareness in the 'outside' community.