The White Earth Tragedy

The White Earth Tragedy : Ethnicity and Dispossession at a Minnesota Anishinaabe Reservation, 1889-1920

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This compelling interdisciplinary history of an Anishinaabe community at the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota offers a subtle and sophisticated look at changing social, economic, and political relations among the Anishinaabeg and reveals how cultural forces outside of the reservation profoundly affected their lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 333 pages
  • 155.96 x 227.33 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • Lincoln, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Illus., maps
  • 0803282567
  • 9780803282568
  • 2,460,375

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"A rich history of the Anishinaabe . . . This is not a history of Indian policy, but rather the story of an ethnic community in all its complexities, contradictions, and subtleties."-Choice * Choice * "An enduring contribution to Anishinaabe historiography as well as a significant work for the comparative study of indigenous dispossession throughout North America."-Ethnohistory * Ethnohistory * "Melissa Meyer combines historical methods with approaches from sociology, anthropology, and economics to produce a thought-provoking account of the evolution and development of a single reservation community. . . . Rather than focusing solely on Indian/white relations, as historians have often done in the past, Meyer highlights the relations between conservative Anishinaabe bands and . . . `mediators' [of mixed descent]. In doing so, she reveals the diversity within the White Earth Anishinaabe community. . . . Meyer's meticulously researched case study is one of the most significant contributions to the field of Indian history in recent years."-Western Historical Quarterly * Western Historical Quarterly *
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About Melissa L. Meyer

Melissa L. Meyer is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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