Regarding your editorial
The area around Madera and the valley floor was the home of the Yokut people, who spoke a different language and had a different culture. Just because the Monos are in Madera County does not mean they are Madera city area Indians.
This is really unfair to the original Yokut people, who even had a reservation located in the city of Madera. The North Fork Mono appear to be claim-jumping for a big casino not in their ancestral homeland, but in that of another tribe.