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Indian Resilience and Rebuilding provides an Indigenous view of the last one-hundred years of Native history and guides readers through a century of achievements. It examines the progress that Indians have accomplished in rebuilding their nations in the 20th century, revealing how Native communities adapted to the cultural and economic pressures in modern America. Donald Fixico examines issues like land allotment, the Indian New Deal, termination and relocation, Red Power and self-determination, casino gaming, and repatriation. He applies ethnohistorical analysis and political economic theory to provide a multi-layered approach that ultimately shows how Native people reinvented themselves in order to rebuild their nations.  

Fixico identifies the tools to this empowerment such as education, navigation within cultural systems, modern Indian leadership, and indigenized political economy. He explains how these tools helped Indian communities to rebuild their nations. Fixico constructs an Indigenous paradigm of Native ethos and reality that drives Indian modern political economies heading into the twenty-first century.

This illuminating and comprehensive analysis of Native nation’s resilience in the twentieth century demonstrates how Native Americans reinvented themselves, rebuilt their nations, and ultimately became major forces in the United States. Indian Resilience and Rebuilding, redefines how modern American history can and should be told.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-15
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  1. Introduction. Rebuilding Nations and the Indian Problem: Why Does It Matter?
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. Part I. Resilience
  2. pp. 15-29
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  1. 1. Reservation Life and Land Allotments: Adaptation to New Homelands
  2. pp. 17-45
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  1. 2. Missionaries and Boarding Schools: Education as a Tool
  2. pp. 46-69
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  1. 3. The Indian New Deal and Tribal Governments: Flexibility of Adaptation
  2. pp. 70-95
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  1. 4. Relocation and Urban Indian Communities: Navigating Cultural Systems
  2. pp. 96-118
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  1. Part II. Rebuilding
  2. pp. 119-133
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  1. 5. Red Power Activism, the American Indian Movement, and Wounded Knee: The Rise of Modern Indian Leadership
  2. pp. 121-150
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  1. 6. Political Economy and Tribal Natural Resources: Resource Management
  2. pp. 151-169
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  1. 7. Indian Gaming in the West: Indian Entrepreneurship and Modern Political Economy
  2. pp. 170-191
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  1. 8. Sacred Land Returns and Repatriation: Power of Federal Indian Law
  2. pp. 192-217
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  1. Conclusion. Resilience, Rebuilding Nations, and Problem Solved: It Does Matter
  2. pp. 218-226
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 227-252
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 253-269
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 270-295
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 283-297
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816599257
Print ISBN
9780816530649
MARC Record
OCLC
857404607
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
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