Reservation

Reservation "Capitalism": Economic Development in Indian Country

by Robert J. Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1440801118

ISBN-13: 9781440801112

Pub. Date: 03/31/2012

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Native American peoples suffer from health, educational, infrastructure, and social deficiencies that most Americans who live outside of tribal lands are wholly unaware of and would not tolerate. By creating sustainable economic development on reservations, however, gradual, long-term change can be effected, thereby improving the standard of living and sustaining

Overview

Native American peoples suffer from health, educational, infrastructure, and social deficiencies that most Americans who live outside of tribal lands are wholly unaware of and would not tolerate. By creating sustainable economic development on reservations, however, gradual, long-term change can be effected, thereby improving the standard of living and sustaining tribal cultures.

Reservation "Capitalism": Economic Development in Indian Country supplies the true history, present-day circumstances, and potential future of Indian communities and economics. It provides key background information on indigenous economic systems and property rights regimes in what is now the United States, and explains how the vast majority of native land and natural resource assets were lost. The book focuses on strategies for establishing private economic activities on reservations and creating economies where reservation inhabitants can be employed, live, and buy the necessities of life, thereby enabling complete tribal self-sufficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440801112
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Series:
Native America: Yesterday and Today Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,188,218
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Series Editor Bruce E. Johansen vii

Foreword Tom Daschle, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Historic American Indian Economies and Property Rights 9

3 Euro-American Impacts on American Indian Economies 25

4 Current Economic Activity in Indian Country 49

5 Tribal Gaming 71

6 Attracting Investments 93

7 Indian Entrepreneurship 113

8 Creating Reservation Economies 135

9 Conclusion 157

Notes 165

Selected Bibliography 195

Index 199

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