New Indian Tribe Casino Coming to North Carolina
According to the Associated Press, The Catawba Indian Nation plans to open a casino within the borders of North Carolina. The potential agreement would be between the Catawba people and North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory. If the plan is approved, the Catawba would build the Indian tribe casino along Interstate 85 south of Kings Mountain in Cleveland County, North Carolina. However, a spokeswoman for the Catawba tribe denied any plans for building the casino.
In 1959, the federal government terminated the Catawba Indian Nation. In 1973, the tribe reorganized and fought the government for federal recognition. In 1993, the tribe gained recognition and received a $50 million dollar settlement with the federal government. They also obtained land claims from the state government of North Carolina. They based their headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Currently, the Cherokee Indian Tribe already operates a Harrah’s brand casino in Western North Carolina.