The work is consistent with much criticism of the IRA published in the last decade, but also makes references to more recent work on the revitalization of some aspects of Native American self-sufficiency. . . . An excellent study.
It is a must read for anyone interested in tribal response to internal colonialism, federal efforts to implement the Indian Reorganization Act and simultaneously maintain a preeminent position with respect to tribal autonomy, and internal tribal politics.
Great Plains Research
A fascinating, perceptive, and provocative analysis.
American Historical Review
One of the strengths of this carefully crafted book lies in its fine-grained detail and data-driven, well-supported reasoning. It revitalizes the enduring conundrum of federal-tribal relations with fresh insights gleaned from contemporary anthropology.