The State of the Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Eric C. Henson, Jonathan B. Taylor, CatheriISBN: 0195301250;
Media filters and personal preconceptions can make it hard to get a clear view of present-day Indian America. The reality is that the 500+ Native nations in the United States confront many of the same day-to-day challenges that are faced by other nations and communities--raising children with strong identities, practicing religion, providing economic sustenance, strengthening culture, managing business and governmental affairs, and protecting public health and safety--but they are doing so from foundations built on their distinct histories, cultures, and circumstances. The State of the Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination chronicles the efforts, obstacles, and accomplishments that are shaping Indian Country under contemporary federal policies and responsive tribal strategies of self-determination. In The State of the Native Nations, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development brings together scholars and Native leaders to produce the...
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