We stop at aCrow Indian Reservation trading post for dinner. What a lucky decision. We eat out on the porch, with an incredible view of the rolling hills and grasslands. The soundtrack is Indian chanting, not some banal rock and roll. The food is excellent, just about the best fry bread we've had.
And, most interesting of all is the eavesdropping. A young man sits by himself at a table next to us working on his laptop. I glance over his shoulder and see he is checking Facebook and Gmail. The name on his facebook account is Dennis Bear Won't Run.
Soon another older man sits down nearby and they start talking about reservation politics. Dennis is evidently a first year law student, trying to determine what sort of law he wants to practice. As he says, there are many areas to choose from in reservation life.
The older man may have been a lawyer too. He was certainly very sophisticated in his analysis of reservation politics and economic issues. He talked knowledgably of issues such as foreclosures on the res, lobbying Congress to get particular concessions, and discussing issues with the Secretary of State.
It was fascinating to listen to them.