If anyone is interested in the Jack Abramoff scandal and how he ripped off the tribes for millions of dollars, you have to go out and get the book Heist: Super Lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his Republican Allies, and the Buying of Washington." by Peter H. Stone. I have read half the book and it is truly a book about power, greed, and corruption. The book details while Abramoff was ripping off the tribes like the Mississippi Choctaws, the Tigua tribe in Texas, and the Saginaw Chippewa in Michigan, he referred to his tribal clients with contempt, calling them "troglodyetes," "morons," "monkeys," and "imbeciles."
On the other hand, this must have worked both ways! Those tribes must have known what they were getting into! It was like what Kevin Gover said at the end of Chapter One, "The thought of acquiring political power was a narcotic for some of these tribes...they lost their minds and got ripped off."
Go out and buy this book and you will not be able to put it down!