Buffalo Inc.: American Indians and Economic Development

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Overview

Buffalo as a business on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

Some American Indian tribes on the Great Plains have turned to bison ranching in recent years as a culturally and ecologically sustainable economic development program. This book focuses on one enterprise on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to determine whether such projects have fulfilled expectations and how they fit with traditional and contemporary Lakota values.

Drawing upon on-site fieldwork and using anthropological, economic, and ecological approaches, Sebastian Felix Braun examines the creation of Pte Hca Ka, Inc., and its management styles as they evolved over fifteen years. He paints a compelling picture of cultural change.

Braun traces Pte Hca Ka from its origin as a self-sustaining project that sought to combine traditional values with modern technology. He shows how the company tried to operate on cultural and ecological ideals until the tribal government shed its cultural agenda in favor of a pure business orientation. Braun describes these changes and presents the arguments of both sides.

In Buffalo Inc., bison serve as a test case for a broader analysis of issues such as sustainability, economic development, tribal politics, and cultural identity.

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"Explores issues of sustainability, economic development, sovereignty, ecology, health, representation of history, and the intersection of all of these complex concepts: place.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806139043
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Sebastian Felix Braun is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He is author of Buffalo Inc.: American Indians and Economic Development and coauthor of Native American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     vii
List of Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     3
Cheyenne River     15
The Reservation     25
The Idea of Buffalo Cooperatives     35
Bison Management     48
Pte Hca Ka, Inc.     61
Reservation Identities     76
Pte Hca Ka, Inc.: Expansion     91
Honors and Visions     103
Buffalo Ranching     137
Pte Hca Ka, Inc.: Reorganization     161
Culture and Sustainable Development     176
Culture, Ecology, and Economics     196
Sovereignty, Land, and Development on Cheyenne River     209
Making Sense     227
References     239
Index     261

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