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Overview

In Minnesota, the legacy of the American Indian people is reflected in many ways. Twenty-seven of the state’s counties have names of Indian origin. The cities of Wabasha, Red Wing, and Shakopee are named for important Mdewakanton Dakota tribal leaders. With more than fifty-four thousand Indians currently living in Minnesota, their culture and values are well represented throughout the state. Characterized by a balanced perspective and a comprehensive approach, Indians in Minnesota provides a historical and contemporary account of Ojibwe and Dakota Indians living in both reservation and urban settings. Compiled from hundreds of enlightening interviews with tribal members, as well as data from the 2000 Minnesota Census and federal and state reports, the fifth edition of this well-known resource examines the significant changes and continuing needs of Indians in the twenty-first century. Exploring Indians’ relationships with federal, state, and local governments—including the expansion of gaming and growing tribal sovereignty—this book includes extensive coverage of the status of Indian culture, natural resources, economic development, employment, education, social services, health, housing, and criminal justice issues. The authors also focus on central concerns facing Indians today, including widespread efforts to preserve sovereignty, culture, language, and reservations, and to build brighter futures for Indian men, women, and children. The only resource of its kind, Indians in Minnesota offers statistics as well as insight into American Indian spiritual, cultural, and economic views to promote a better understanding of Indian communities and to create an invaluable tool for social change. Kathy Davis Graves is the author of several research reports for the League of Women Voters, including a groundbreaking study on violence prevention. Elizabeth Ebbott was the author of the fourth edition of Indians in Minnesota and contributed to the revision of the fifth edition prior to her death in 1998.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816627332
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 2/3/2007
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 569,238
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     vii
Preface     ix
Introduction     xi
Indian People and Their Culture     1
Shifting Governmental Relationships     11
The Tribes and the Land     25
Tribal Governments, Sovereignty, and Relations with the U.S. Government     55
State and Local Relations     77
Characteristics of the Indian Population of Minnesota     89
Natural Resources     107
Economic Development     129
Employment Patterns and Opportunities     159
Education     171
Social Services     209
Health     241
Housing     269
The Criminal Justice System     283
Conclusion     307
Glossary     309
Minnesota Indian Reservations: Facts, Figures, and Maps     313
Treaties, Significant Federal Legislation, and Federal Court Decisions     325
Notes     341
Selected Bibliography     369
Internet Resources     373
Index     379
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