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Defying the Odds (Lamar Series in Western History)

Gelya Frank


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An anthropologist and a legal scholar deploy the dramatic history of one California tribe in a definitive study of tribal sovereignty in the United States up through the current Indian gaming era. "Defying the Odds will fascinate any reader who wishes better to understand the tortured relationship between culture and law in the history of Indian sovereignty."-James F. Brooks, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe "The book is magnificent in its subjects, approaches, methodologies, and analyses."-Clifford Trafzer, University of California Riverside "Defying the Odds transcends any comparable case study of an Indian nation in the depth of its historical and legal analysis."-Rebecca Tsosie, University of New Mexico.

Yale University Press, 9780300178890, 428pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2011