The Oneidas Indian Nation Buy Cigarette Factory (10.17.13)

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According to Native Times, the Oneida Nation of New York bought Sovereign Tobacco in October 2008 for 6.6 million, two months after the New York Legislature passed a law that senses to impose the state's tobacco tax on cigarettes sold on reservations. By operating its own manufacturing company, the tribe could avoid legal issues surrounding the tax.

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