Modern Blackfeet: Montanans on a Reservation (BOK)

Malcolm McFee

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Modern Blackfeet sheds light on the politics economics society and especially the acculturation of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana. The Blackfeet Reservation has an established government and an active and diverse population that has long supported itself through ranching industry and oil and natural gas exploration. Malcolm McFee shows why as a result policies and programs based on simplistic assumptions of assimilation are doomed to failure.

The results of McFeea's long-term research among the Blackfeet in the 1950s and 1960s make it clear that acculturation is not simply a linear process of assimilation or a one-way cultural adaptation to the impact of Euro-American culture. He reviews the changing policies of the U.S. government which were directed initially at the destruction of all native customs and values then at the promotion of Blackfeet self-government and eventually at the threatened termination of their status. Finally and most important McFee notes that racial identity on the reservation today is explained more by values and behaviour than by biology and thus divides the community into a white-oriented majority and a smaller Indian-oriented group dedicated to preserving the tribea's traditional lifeways.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Malcolm McFee
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803246430
Antall sider 148 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 181 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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