Rez Life

An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
Product Number: EB00641072
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780802194893
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Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez 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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Author(s): David Treuer
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2012

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Author(s): David Treuer
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number DD20287
Released: Jun 29, 2012
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452608372
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Author(s): David Treuer
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number Z100098938
Released: Jun 30, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452628370

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