For decades, Native Americans have been corralled onto tiny unproductive reservations where alcohol and welfare dependency destroyed their culture. But a loophole in the reservation system - meaning they are not subject to state laws - is enabling American tribes to reap riches from the US obsession with gambling. Chief Pico speaks proudly of the transformation of his people. "We're entrepreneurs now, we understand that game.... We'll be building a museum dedicated to contemporary Native America... [see more] soon, with another casino, golf course and hotel." This newfound capitalist assimilation though has raised plenty of opposition, especially from neighboring Nevada, who are outraged that the Native Americans can run casinos tax-free in a state where gambling is illegal. The Vegas gambling chiefs are bankrolling huge opposition groups, and waging a high-profile debate on State TV. The casino profits, which by law must be spent within the reservations, are allowing the reservation land to bloom. This is the start, according to Chief Pico, of a Native American cultural renaissance.