400 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 16 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0684-2
Published: February 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9957-1
Published: October 2010
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About the Author
Alexandra Harmon is professor of American Indian studies at the University of Washington. She is editor of The Power of Promises: Perspectives on Northwest Indian Treaties and author of Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound.
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"[Harmon] unites ethnography, history, and economic thought to offer a fresh perspective on Indian and Euro-American notions of wealth and how these shaped their views of one another. . . . Recommended. Graduate students, faculty."--Choice
"The book's greatest strengths are its synthesis of diverse materials and its ability to clearly articulate profound moral ambivalence. . . . The divergent pieces of history that Harmon connects . . . constitute a radically new way to understand twentieth-century Indian history." --Journal of American History
"[A] well-crafted discussion of Indian wealth."--Journal of Southern History
"Harmon offers a diverse, atypical view of the effects of tribal and American-influenced economics on Indian people."--Indian Country Today
"A well-researched history. . . . Highly recommended for college and university libraries and some public libraries."--Tennessee Libraries
"A sorely needed effort to integrate Native Americans into the story of American economic development and its consequences . . . . Noteworthy."--American Historical Review
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Read: Alexandra Harmon explores the differences in public discourse about wealthy Indians compared to discourse about wealthy non-Indians. Read "Public Reaction to Indians’ Pursuit of Wealth."
Read: Harmon explores the distribution of wealth in Indian communities and the questions that arise when these communities confront economic disparities. Read "Economic Disparities in Native American Communities."