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Tribe thrown curve with plan to license gaming resorts

Shawn W. Hendricks Sr., the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal chairman, answered questions about the governor's decision. Shawn W. Hendricks Sr., the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal chairman, answered questions about the governor's decision. (Vincent DeWitt for the Boston Globe)
By Michael Levenson and Christine Wallgren
Globe Correspondent / September 18, 2007

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MASHPEE - Only weeks ago, the Mashpee Wampanoag were on their way to fortune. They had won federal recognition, clearing the way for them to build a glittering $1 billion resort and casino in Middleborough and reap the millions that other tribes have collected from gambling. Then things went awry. The tribal chairman stepped down in disgrace. Federal authorities launched ... (Full article: 645 words)

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