Rave review of Reservation "Capitalism" from American Library Assoc.

My new book, Reservation "Capitalism:" Economic Development in Indian Country (Praeger Publishers, 2012), received a great review in the August issue of the magazine Choice. Choice is the book review journal of the American Library Association and recommends to libraries which books to buy. 

I have been given permission to reprint the review here:



2012-403 CIP

Social & Behavioral Sciences Economics

Miller, Robert J.  Reservation "capitalism": economic development in Indian country.  Praeger, 2012.  208p bibl index afp; ISBN 9781440801112, $48.00; ISBN 9781440801129 e-book, contact publisher for price. Reviewed in 2012aug CHOICE.

This excellent scholarly volume includes enlightening history as well as analyses of present realities and the future of American Indian communities and economies. Following an introduction, two chapters cover historic property rights issues and Euro-American impacts, and five chapters focus on today's opportunities, including current business activities, tribal gaming, attracting investments, Indian entrepreneurship, and creating reservation economies. Since by US standards, Indians today are not doing well (poorest people, health problems, education and social deficiencies, etc.), there is a growing movement centered on creating sustainable economic development to improve living standards and sustain tribal cultures. Miller (Lewis & Clark Law School) offers many examples (such as explaining the current economic and business activity of his own tribe, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) to illustrate tribal successes. He provides great insight into the politics, law, economics, and society of Native Americans by probing a range of topics relevant to enhancing the conditions of enrolled citizens of Indian tribes. This is a valuable volume for Native American studies collections and for those interested in the economic opportunities of today's Indian tribes, including business, government, and tribal leaders. Reference notes; selected bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate students through professionals. — J. W. Leonard, emeritus, Miami University

Reprinted with permission from CHOICE http://www.cro2.org, copyright by the American Library Association.

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