Rez Life

Rez Life

An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist's storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the waves of public policy that have disenfranchised and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population. Through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, he shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of Native American life. A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture, Rez Life is a strikingly original work of history and reportage, a must listen for anyone interested in the Native American story.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452628370
1452628378
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 51 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording, rda
Additional Contributors: Berkrot, Peter - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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