I am attaching an excerpt from a new book by Don Mitchell titlted entitled “Wampum: How Indian Tribes, the Mafia, and an Inattentive Congress Invented Indian Gaming and Created a $28 Billion Gambling Empire.” The section about the Lyttons that is in this excerpt is called “Fake Reservations.”
A couple of things jump out from these excerpts. One is that that “The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians…appears to have been invented in order to open a bingo hall.”. Another is section points out that in 1990, the Lytton’s had 20 members. Yet in 2005, they claimed to have 275.
Mitchell on Lytton Click on blue link to the left to read the chapter.