EchoHawk creates reservation for casino

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Larry EchoHawk, the Utahn who is the assistant Interior secretary for Indian affairs, just did something that no other Utahn ever had the opportunity to do: create a new Indian reservation. He signed into existence a small 147-acre reservation near Grand Rapids, Mich., that will allow a tribe there to build a casino. That may show the tribes that had delayed EchoHawk's nomination for months earlier this year fearing that he would not support Indian gaming need not have worried.