Rez Life
Rez Life An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life By Treuer, David Book - 2012

Through historical accounts and depictions of reservations across the U.S. in the present-day, David Treuer reveals the ways in which reservation life has been for Native Americans simultaneously tragically bleak and yet surprisingly hopeful. The number and variety of laws and regulations regarding taxes, the use of natural resources, education, courts and self-government, are remarkably complex, and it was personally eye-opening to learn how reservations function on some level almost as sovereign nations, with many citizens opting to travel abroad on reservation passports rather than a U.S. passport. Though there is some repetition and errors that should have been caught by Treuer's editors, this is an important book, especially for fellow Minnesotans.

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