Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Brian Hosmer
     
 

How has American Indians' participation in the broader market - as managers of casinos, negotiators of oil leases, or commercial fishermen - challenged the U.S. paradigm of economic development? Have American Indians paid a cultural price for the chance at a paycheck? How have gender and race shaped their experiences in the marketplace? Contributors to Native

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How has American Indians' participation in the broader market - as managers of casinos, negotiators of oil leases, or commercial fishermen - challenged the U.S. paradigm of economic development? Have American Indians paid a cultural price for the chance at a paycheck? How have gender and race shaped their experiences in the marketplace? Contributors to Native Pathways ponder these and other questions, highlighting how indigenous peoples have simultaneously adopted capitalist strategies and altered them to suit their own distinct cultural beliefs and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870817755
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Rethinking modernity and the discourse of development in American Indian history, an introduction1
2Searching for salvation and sovereignty : Blackfeet oil leasing and the reconstruction of the tribe27
3Minding their own business : the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache business committee of the early 1900s52
4Casino roots : the cultural production of twentieth-century Seminole economic development66
5The dawn of a new day? : notes on Indian gaming in southern California91
6The devil's in the details : tracing the fingerprints of free trade and its effects on Navajo weavers112
7"All we needed was our gardens" : women's work and welfare reform in the reservation economy133
8Work and culture in southeastern Alaska : Tlingits and the salmon fisheries156
9Five dollars a week to be "regular Indians" : shows, exhibitions, and the economics of Indian dancing, 1880-1930184
10Land, labor, and leadership : the political economy of Hualapai community building, 1910-1940209
11Working for identity : race, ethnicity, and the market economy in northern California, 1875-1936238
12Local knowledge as traditional ecological knowledge : definition and ownership261
13"Dollar a day and glad to have it" : work relief on the Wind River Indian Reservation as memory283
14Tribal capitalism and Native capitalists : multiple pathways of Native economy308
15Conclusion330

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