Pawnee Nation announce plans for gambling resort

Monday, January 31st 2005, 6:05 am
By: News On 6

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Developers say a proposed gambling resort the would include a casino, hotel and golf course would draw much of its business from southern Kansas.

The Pawnee Nation plans to build the resort on 800 acres adjoining the old Chilocco Indian School. The school is north of Newkirk and just south of the Kansas state line. The 167-acre campus has been vacant three years.

Roger Foster, the tribe's development corporation manager, says a 150-room hotel would be built near a casino housing 1,200 electronic gambling machines

The Pawnees are among six tribes with land in trust at the old Chilocco site. Others are the Kaws, Cherokees, Poncas, Tonkawas and Otoe-Missourias.