Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

David Treuer

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has received a name for writing fiction that expands the horizons of local American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length paintings of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling ability and one eye on aspect to a fancy and sophisticated exam of local American reservation existence, prior and present.

With authoritative study and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood modern matters like sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He strains the convoluted waves of public coverage that experience deracinated, disenfranchised, and exploited local americans, exposing the strain and clash that has marked the historic dating among the USA executive and the local American inhabitants. in the course of the eyes of scholars, academics, executive directors, legal professionals, and tribal court docket judges, he indicates how casinos, tribal executive, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have reworked the panorama of local American life.

A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up at the Leech Lake Reservation, yet used to be knowledgeable in "mainstream" the USA. Treuer traverses the bounds of yank and Indian id as he explores crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the upkeep of his local language and tradition. Rez Life is a strikingly unique paintings of background and reportage, a needs to learn for a person attracted to the local American story.

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