30 Years From the MVM Vault: High Stakes

Craig MacCormack

“Native Americans have always gamed, and we gamed for high stakes. Sometimes whole villages changed hands because of gambling.”

 – Beverly Wright, MVM May–June 1994

(As chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head in 1994, Beverly Wright was opposed to
developing gambling facilities on-Island, though she believed the tribe was entitled to develop a casino on the mainland. Her position has not changed substantively since then.)