Power in the Telling: Grand Ronde, Warm Springs, and Intertribal Relations in the Casino Era (Indigenous Confluences) (Paperback)

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By Brook Colley, David G. Lewis (Foreword by), Coll Thrush (Editor)
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Description


From 1998 through 2013, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs sought to develop a casino in Cascade Locks, Oregon. This prompted objections from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who already operated a lucrative casino in the region. Brook Colley's in-depth case study unravels the history of this disagreement and challenges the way conventional media characterizes intertribal casino disputes in terms of corruption and greed. Instead, she locates these conflicts within historical, social, and political contexts of colonization.

Through extensive interviews, Colley brings to the forefront Indigenous perspectives on intertribal conflict related to tribal gaming. She reveals how casino economies affect the relationship between gaming tribes and federal and state governments, and the repercussions for the tribes themselves. Ultimately, Colley's engaging examination explores strategies for reconciliation and cooperation, emphasizing narratives of resilience and tribal sovereignty.

About the Author


Brook Colley (Wasco/Eastern Cherokee, Enrolled Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) is assistant professor of Native American studies at Southern Oregon University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780295743363
ISBN-10: 0295743360
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Indigenous Confluences