Seminole Indians Buy Hard Rock Cafes

The Seminole Tribe are doing so well for themselves - this is more good news...and they are going international!!!


Seminole Indians Buy Hard Rock Cafes, Casinos
(Dec. 7) - The Seminole Tribe of Florida said Thursday it was buying the famed Hard Rock business, including its casinos, restaurants, hotels and huge collection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, in a groundbreaking $965 million (euro726 million) deal with a British company.
The deal with London-based Rank Group PLC is believed to be an American Indian tribe's first purchase of a major international corporation of its size, the Seminoles said. It includes 124 Hard Rock Cafes, four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Casino Hotels, two Hard Rock Live! concert venues and stakes in three unbranded hotels.
The Seminoles were the first U.S. tribe to get into the gambling business in 1979. More recently, they had partnered with Hard Rock in successful hotel, gambling and entertainment complexes in Tampa and Hollywood in tourist-friendly Florida. They now have the ability to expand their gaming interests nationally by partnering with a well-known brand, experts said.
The tribe also will acquire what is said to be the world's largest collection of rock memorabilia, some 70,000 pieces including Jimi Hendrix's Flying V guitar, one of Madonna's bustiers, a pair of Elton John's high-heeled shoes and guitars formerly owned by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry.
The deal does not include Hard Rock's Las Vegas casino, however, which is owned by Morgans Hotel Group, or Morgans'...

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And yet they still refuse to give profits to the Black Seminoles. US slaves became US citizens after emancipation, Seminole slaves should become Seminole citizens. They fought for them, toiled for them and went on the trail of tears with them.

What do you mean "give"???? You lost me with your story.

Did you mean this? (external - login to view)

I went looking for the history of Black Seminoles - thanks for pointing me to a whole new series of events in the early days of the nation....

Still unclear why the Seminoles are allowed to keep "slaves" in our modern day and why they should be "giving" something to them.
Black Seminoles, as Seminole slaves, were still part of the Seminole tribe in the same way American slaves are still American.

The Black Seminoles seek to earn their share of Seminole Tribal payments and Casino Profits (which are shared between the whole tribe in accordance with US law).

The Seminoles shouldn't get to just "declare" the Black Seminoles as non-tribal. They certainly seemed to think the black seminoles were theirs when they owned them. It would be like the Seminole Chiefs decided Seminole women weren't really they shouldn't get any share of the income.

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