A Harvard University Kennedy School of Government report stated that the per capita income of American Indians living on reservations grew approximately three times faster than for the U.S. as a whole since the early 1990s.
This is encouraging news, but it also reflects that most reservation-based Indian families have long existed at levels far below the United States poverty levels and have a long, long way to go to catch up to average American income levels.
You can read about these issues and many more concerning American Indian tribal and individual economic development in my new book — Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country.
The book will be published in March 2012 by Praeger Publishers. It can be ordered now and will be shipped as soon as the book is published from Praeger: http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781440801112