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Jerilyn DeCoteau


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Why I Opted Out of the Cobell Settlement

Ten Cent Treaty, Le Pay, allotments in Montana, lease checks the neighbors received, Grandpa saying, "I am still waiting for my allotment." These are words I grew up with. They were full of import and mystery, and stood for things eternal. I heard the grown ups say talk...

DeCoteau: The new money changers

In 1933, at the depth of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt said, ;'Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men ... Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of money.'' Fast-forward...

DeCoteau: The new money changers

In 1933, at the depth of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt said, ''Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men ... Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of money.'' Fast-forward...