Yesterday, we drove through a large and isolated Indian Reservation in the Pacific North West. We saw 3 herds of mustangs, one herd had 20+ another about a dozen and another 7 horses. We stoped for lunch at their casino, then visited their gift shop where we saw many eagle feathers for sale. Later we stoped at the next town outside the reservation to have dinner and spend the night. At a small restaurant we met a Sheriff deputy and had quite a chat for a couple of hours. He and another deputy where on a horscarcass stakeout on the Reservatiion where there was a shot and killed mustang. He said that a tribe member first shoots a mustang, then uses it as bait for an eagle to come and scavange the carcass, then shoot it for it's feathers to sell at their gift shop. It seems that since the Indians are an independent nation, they can run a gambling casino, gill net Salmon and Trout, shoot game out of season, and shoot mustangs and protected species and the rest of us can't. Here, I thaught that the red man was noble and communed with nature and protected it . Silly me !