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By Kathleen Ann Pickering

Lakota tradition, international Economy makes use of vast interviews with citizens of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations to provide the 1st in-depth examine the trendy financial system of the Lakotas. staff either out and in of the house, small-business proprietors, federal and tribal govt staff, and unemployed and underemployed Lakotas communicate without delay approximately their fiscal customers, the adjustments they've got skilled, and the way they deal with residing in groups which are in lots of methods marginalized via the fashionable global economy.

Kathleen Ann Pickering weaves those compelling first-person money owed with broader theoretical concerns to create a nuanced ethnographic tapestry of lifestyles at the present time at the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations. quite enlightening are her attention of the far-reaching financial value of conventional Lakota families and her overview of the way Lakota identity—shaped by means of values, gender, ethnicity, race, and class—is inextricably sure up with the trendy reservation economy.

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