New South Indians: Tribal Economics and the Eastern Band of Cherokee in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)Christopher Arris Oakley (author)
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Divided into five chapters, Christopher Arris Oakley's New South Indians traces the economic development of the Eastern Band throughout the twentieth century to better contextualize the Cherokee Tribal Council's 1990s decision to incorporate gaming into the nation's economic strategy. In building his contextual framework, Oakley discusses the interdependent relationships forged by Cherokee Tribal Council members with various public and private entities in order to protect their land, manage their resources, and advance the well-being of their nation's economy and community.New South Indians also situates the story within the history of the American South. Thus, the saga of the Eastern Band's struggle for economic autonomy and financial stability throughout the stormy twentieth century can be seen as an integral part of the historical account of western North Carolina.
A multifaceted glimpse into a vital aspect of contemporary southern history, New South Indians is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers, from those interested in Native American culture and the history of the modern South to those captivated by economic history.
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Number of pages: 277
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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