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Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelists storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.

With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the waves of public policy that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population. Through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, he shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of Native American life.

A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture, Rez Life is a strikingly original work of history and reportage, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802194893
Subtitle:
An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Treuer, David
Subject:
History : Native American
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120207
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21 oz

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Biography » Native Americans
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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