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Native American Industry in Contemporary America

Native American Industry in Contemporary America

by Tammy Gagne
     
 
At one time Native American businesses were mostly dependent on tourism. The twentieth century marked the opening of numerous casinos on Indian reservations across the United States. Today these and many other Native American businesses—both on and off the reservations—are thriving. Despite powerful setbacks including a worsening economy, many Native

Overview

At one time Native American businesses were mostly dependent on tourism. The twentieth century marked the opening of numerous casinos on Indian reservations across the United States. Today these and many other Native American businesses—both on and off the reservations—are thriving. Despite powerful setbacks including a worsening economy, many Native Americans have managed to turn adversity into achievement. From office supply companies to restaurant chains, these businesses make up a growing part of the US economy in the twenty-first century. Many Native Americans who have enjoyed professional success now work to open doors for other tribe members to create better lives for themselves and future generations of Native people.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 6–8—This set examines the diverse aspects of Native American life with a focus on business and industry, life on reservations, heritage preservation, and relations with the U.S. government. The densely worded pages are difficult to mine due to the omission of headings. However, the authors do a solid job of avoiding generalizations, opting instead to illuminate the themes according to the perspectives of a variety of tribes. For instance, in Heritage, vignettes from the lives of members of the Saponi, Abenaki, and Comanche tribes add interest as well as a sense of how greatly the cultures vary. Photographs of uneven quality and reproductions illustrate each title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612284439
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2013
Series:
State of Affairs: Native Americans in the 21st Century Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
798,627
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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