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The Resource Rich Indians : Native people and the problem of wealth in American history, Alexandra Harmon

Rich Indians : Native people and the problem of wealth in American history, Alexandra Harmon

Label
Rich Indians : Native people and the problem of wealth in American history
Title
Rich Indians
Title remainder
Native people and the problem of wealth in American history
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Harmon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Long before lucrative tribal casinos sparked controversy, Native Americans amassed other wealth that provoked intense debate about the desirability, morality, and compatibility of Indian and non-Indian economic practices. Skillfully blending social, cultural, and economic history, Alexandra Harmon examines seven such instances of Indian affluence and the dilemmas they presented both for Native Americans and for Euro-Americans---dilemmas rooted in the colonial origins of the modern American economy." "This wide-ranging book looks at controversies concerning Powhatan economic status and aims during the Virginia colony's first years; the ambitions of some bicultural eighteenth-century Creeks and Mohawks; prospering Indians of the Southeast in the early 1800s; inequality among removed tribes during the Gilded Age; the spending of oil-rich Osages in the Roaring Twenties; resurgent tribal communities from Alaska to Maine in the 1970s; and casinos that have drawn gamblers to Indian country across the United States since the 1990s. Harmon's study not only comples us to look beyond stereotypes of greedy whites and impoverished Indians, but also convincingly demonstrates that Indians deserve a prominent place in American economic history and in the history of American ideas."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harmon, Alexandra
Dewey number
973.04/97
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.E2
LC item number
H37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Rich people
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Social change
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Rich Indians : Native people and the problem of wealth in American history, Alexandra Harmon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Savages," rich and poor -- Indian gentry -- Civilized Indian nations -- Gilded age Indians -- Osage oil owners -- Riches reclaimed -- Gambling money
Control code
607975614
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780807834237
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)607975614
Label
Rich Indians : Native people and the problem of wealth in American history, Alexandra Harmon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Savages," rich and poor -- Indian gentry -- Civilized Indian nations -- Gilded age Indians -- Osage oil owners -- Riches reclaimed -- Gambling money
Control code
607975614
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780807834237
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)607975614

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