Cigarette wars

Kapralos, Krista
August 2009
High Country News;8/17/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p5
The article discusses the federal charges faced by Indian smoke-shop owner Alison Gottfriedson in Seattle, Washington. Gottfriedson was ordered to pay 9.2 million dollars in unpaid taxes on cigarette sales in the south part of the city. Prior to her death, she also faced with the battle for native sovereignty against the government as she operates a business that is illegal in the federal law. Moreover, it discusses the federal policy which requires tribes to tax cigarettes sold to non-Indians.


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