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Author Gorman, Joshua M.

Title Building a Nation : Chickasaw Museums and the Construction of History and Heritage
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (222 pages)
Series Contemporary American Indian studies
Contemporary American Indian studies.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Museums and American Indians in Context; 2. The Chickasaw Council House Museum; 3. The Chickasaw National Capitol and White House; 4. The Chickasaw Cultural Center; 5. Hayochi and the National Museum of the American Indian; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Chickasaw Nation, an American Indian nation headquartered in southeastern Oklahoma, entered into a period of substantial growth in the late 1980s. Following its successful reorganization and expansion, which was enabled by federal policies for tribal self-determination, the Nation pursued gaming and other industries to affect economic growth. From 1987 to 2009 the Nation & rsquo;s budget increased exponentially as tribal investments produced increasingly large revenues for a growing Chickasaw population. Coincident to this growth, the Chickasaw Nation began acquiring and creating museums an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Indian Museum -- Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma.
Chickasaw Indians -- Economic conditions.
Chickasaw Indians -- Politics and government.
Chickasaw Indians -- Social conditions.
Gambling on Indian reservations -- Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma.
Self-determination, National -- Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma.
Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma -- Economic conditions.
Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817317406 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
0817385622 (electronic bk.)
9780817317409 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9780817385620 (electronic bk.)