<caption>At left, the Alturas Rancheria’s would-be casino in Yreka, 165 miles east of the Modoc County rancheria, sits empty near Interstate 5 after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs refused to approve it. The tribe, which operates the Desert Rose Casino in Alturas, at right, has faced a series of disputes over who can be a member and who receives money from rancheria operations. </caption>
<caption>At left, the Alturas Rancheria’s would-be casino in Yreka, 165 miles east of the Modoc County rancheria, sits empty near Interstate 5 after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs refused to approve it. The tribe, which operates the Desert Rose Casino in Alturas, at right, has faced a series of disputes over who can be a member and who receives money from rancheria operations. </caption> Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com
<caption>At left, the Alturas Rancheria’s would-be casino in Yreka, 165 miles east of the Modoc County rancheria, sits empty near Interstate 5 after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs refused to approve it. The tribe, which operates the Desert Rose Casino in Alturas, at right, has faced a series of disputes over who can be a member and who receives money from rancheria operations. </caption> Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com

Tiny Modoc casino tribe adopts white men in failed attempt to profit

April 25, 2015 11:00 AM

UPDATED April 27, 2015 05:07 PM

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