As Quickdraw says, they are very smart. I teach police officers and I tell them these people are crazy, not stupid! You have to be very careful dealing with them. According to them, the don't need a license, registration, insurance and all that other pesky stuff the government and states require.The only time I use the term Sovereign Nation is when I am speaking about Native Americans. It is their land.I interviewed for a chief of police position in a town in the southern tier of NY state. It was a really cool situation. The Seneca Nation owed the land and they leased it to the town every 100 years for one dollar. They also have a thriving casino there. The town people do everything they can to see that they get business and succeed because the Nation gives them a portion of the profits. It is a great relationship and is a lot different that other situations in NY.