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Apache Reservation : Indigenous Peoples and the American State - Richard J. Perry

Apache Reservation

Indigenous Peoples and the American State

Paperback Published: 1st June 1993
ISBN: 9780292765436
Number Of Pages: 276

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"Indian reservations" were the United States' ultimate solution to the "problem" of what to do with native peoples who already occupiedthe western lands that Anglo settlers wanted. In this broadly inclusive study, Richard J. Perry considers the historical development of the reservation system and its contemporary relationship to the American state, with comparisons to similar phenomena in Canada, Australia, and South Africa.

The San Carlos Apache Reservation of Arizona provides the lens through which Perry views reservation issues. One of the oldest and largest reservations, its location in a minerals- and metals-rich area has often brought it into conflict with powerful private and governmental interests. Indeed, Perry argues that the reservation system is best understood in terms of competition for resources among interest groups through time within the hegemony of the state. He asserts that full control over their resources—and hence, over their lives—would address many of the Apache's contemporary economic problems.

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"... this book should be of considerable interest among the general public.It should be a step toward satisfying their general need to be well informed [about Indian affairs] in today's world."oCharles H. Lange, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

Preface
The Reservationp. 1
Apache Origins: The Subarctic Base and the Odyssey to the Southwestp. 28
The Apache and the Spanish Statep. 43
The Apache in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 66
The Apache and the American Statep. 119
San Carlos after Mid-centuryp. 160
Political Economy in San Carlosp. 191
Trajectories and Trendsp. 223
References Citedp. 235
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780292765436
ISBN-10: 0292765436
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.16  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2

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