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Defying the Odds

The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries

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Defying the Odds by Gelya Frank
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An anthropologist and a legal scholar combine expertise in this innovative book, deploying the history of one California tribe in a definitive study of indigenous sovereignty from earliest contact through the current Indian gaming era. Through the story of one remarkably persistent Indian nation, the Tule River Tribe, the authors explain how tribes in California have risen from near-destruction to reclaim control over their land, resources, and destiny, achieving great economic and political influence in a short period.

Author Biography

Gelya Frank is Professor of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of the Tule River Tribal History Project. Carole Goldberg is the Jonathan D. Varat Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies.
Release date Australia
April 6th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
40 black-&-white illustrations & 15 maps
Yale University Press
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