In the Native American community of Blackwater, Arizona, gambling money flows from nearby casinos but personal incomes remain among the lowest in the US. Chris McGreal visits for the last in his series on America’s poorest towns
Chuck Morgan is back where he began. Almost.
“There used to be an old building, like a barn, up on the hill there. We lived there and we had no water, no electricity, no bathroom. We had an outhouse. We had to live by lamps. Wood stoves. Trucked our own water in by wagon,” he said. “We had just two big old rooms. A living room and a bedroom together. The whole family there. The other room was a little kitchen.”
The water grew Ira’s people’s crops
’Til the white man stole the water rights