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Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in Native American History

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Representations of Indian economic life have played an integral role in discourses about poverty, social policy, and cultural difference but have received surprisingly little attention. Daniel Usner dismantles ideological characterizations of Indian livelihood to reveal the intricacy of economic adaptations in American Indian history.

Officials, reformers, anthropologists,
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published April 27th 2009 by Harvard University Press (first published April 15th 2009)
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a nice overview of the concept of "indian work" and how it was viewed by anglo-american society over time (18th-20th centuries). especially good in that it includes male and female spheres of work and allows for the idea of shifting perspectives on work, tradition, and modernization by native peoples over time. also, quite accessible for a scholarly work, no anthropological mumbo-jumbo gumming up the works.
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