A review of Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country (Praeger Publishers 2012).
September 28th, 2012
Douglas Nash, the director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy at Seattle University School of Law, just published a very nice review of my new book. It was printed in the Sept. 12, 2012 edition of This Week From Indian Country Today, at 38.
Professor Nash states in part: "Miller’s is a close and serious look at the need for all tribes to build—or rebuild—their economies and a practical analysis of how that can be accomplished. Mixed within this analysis are considerations of the impact of economic development successes with traditions, culture and tribal sovereignty. . . . If there is a bottom line to Miller’s work in this book, it is that tribes are key to establishing functioning economies on their respective reservations. The creation of reservation economies will not happen by accident or without the pursuit of a thoughtful course of action designed to attract, create and nurture economic ventures. . . . Miller’s book is not only practical but also realistic and timely. It subtly underscores the fact that tribal economic successes to date have occurred when tribes were in control, and he presents that as the basis for the next chapter of economic development in Indian country. This is recommended reading for tribal leaders, planners, Indian and non-Indian entrepreneurs and anyone interested in seeing a glimpse of the economic potential that lies in Indian country."