When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
There are several states where you can get married. But I think I can say without fear of contradiction, 'Paradise awaits.' We'll be happy to welcome you. And if you do get married in another state, think about honeymooning in Hawaii.
Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.
So there's always been this clash between what is the public good - that which belongs to all of us in common - and what can be exploited for a private interest.
So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff.
You're talking serious money already in the bank, and millions of dollars coming in every year.
A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it.
Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
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