Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life (Hardcover)

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Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. InRez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s 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.

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ISBN 9780802119711
Genre HISTORY / Native American
Format Hardcover
Pages 330
Publisher Date 2012-02-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.32 lb
Language English
Subtitle An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
Audience General/trade
Authors Treuer, David

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