Doug Nash, director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy at the Seattle University Law School, has just published a very nice review of my book.
He says in part: "Professor Miller delivers a blueprint for the next chapter in the history of economic development in Indian Country. . . . Mixed within this analysis are considerations about the impact of economic development successes with traditions, culture and tribal sovereignty.
Professor Miller provides an overview of traditional tribal economies, dispelling some myths that have persisted over time regarding individual ownership of property and wealth accumulation. . . .
Professor Miller builds upon the historical and current background he has reviewed to describe the roles of tribes, individual Indian entrepreneurs and non-Indian investors and businesses in a reservation economy. If there is a “bottom line” to Professor Millers work in this book, it is that tribes are key to establishing viable economies on their respective reservations. The creation of reservation economies will not happen by accident or without the pursuit of a thoughtful course of action designed to attract, create and nurture economic ventures. . . .
Miller’s book is practical, realistic and timely. It subtly underscores the fact that tribal economic successes to date have occurred when tribes were in control and presents that as the basis for the next chapter economic development in Indian Country. This is recommended reading for tribal leaders, planners, Indian and non-Indian entrepreneurs and anyone interested in seeing a glimpse of the economic potential the lies in Indian Country."
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