Collusion for casinos? Indian tribes, others have a plan for your money By Greg Harton, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette August 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm The Quapaw and Cherokee tribes in Oklahoma are becoming to Arkansas what the Russians are to U.S. elections. No, I’m not suggesting the tribes are headed by murderous thugs looking to return a nation to dominance by undermining its strongest ideological opponent. Rather, I’m suggesting the two tribes are an external force devoting considerable resources to influence Americans across a border in a state where they otherwise hold no power. If the tribes get their way, they’ll become a power in Arkansas. An economic power, for sure. And usually folks who do well economically easily turn that into political power.