In 1837, Noah published “Discourse on the Evidences of the American Indians being the Lost Tribes of Israel.” Noah argued that the Natives were the ten lost tribes of Israel. As such, he would grant them full citizenship and welcomed their participation in all facets of Araratian life and culture. Some natives converted to Judaism and assimilated to the dominant culture while others resisted. This hotel and casino offers an example of the hybridity in Ararat crossing Jewish and Aboriginal cultures- it is a meeting place. This vacation attraction boasts not only a sweat lodge spa but also a kosher kitchen and casino.