The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians

The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians

by Naomi Schaefer Riley


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ISBN-13: 9781594038532
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 138,023
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is the author of several books on those topics.

The narrator of over 100 audiobooks, Christa Lewis has been nominated for an Audie Award and earned multiple Earphones Awards for recordings that have become Audible bestsellers. Christa is a classically trained actress and graduate of Boston University's actor training program.

Table of Contents

Introduction What Does America Owe Indians? vii

Part 1 The False Promise of Sovereignty

Chapter 1 Someone Else's Responsibility: Property Rights as Native Rights 1

Chapter 2 Money Instead of Freedom: The Loophole Economy and the Politics of Poverty 47

Part 2 "White people call it nepotism. We call it kinship."

Chapter 3 Unprepared: A Narrative of Victimhood 81

Chapter 4 Walking in Two Worlds: The Weight of Indian Identity 105

Part 3 Who Will Stand Up for Civil Rights?

Chapter 5 Equal Protection: The Tribe vs. the Individual 145

Conclusion Native Americans as Americans 169

Acknowledgments 187

Notes 189

Index 201

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The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of description, not much prescription. Lots of complaining about people far away in Washington making decisions for the res, but then the author is someone far away as well. Fast paced, and a good overview of several tribes, but lacking insight past a few interviews. She describes one side of the river as brightly lit, full of commerce, and the other side is dark and full of run down trailers. Yet the author may not understand that many Indians do not want to be like the white people and the urban "poverty" of consumerism and dismal knowledge of the land. Yes, this is disproportionate to the rampant addiction and abuse on the Rez, and the author describes well enough to be the saddest part of the book. Go live on the res if you care. Live there for 40 years and help instead of complaining.