Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1993


Published in Great Plains Research 3:1 (February 1993), pp. 110-113. Copyright © 1993 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Used by permission.


This book is an important contribution to the growing literature base which seeks to illuminate critical federal Indian laws and policies by incorporating the historical dimension, utilizing economic data, and analyzing political events. Biolsi strives to accomplish this by employing a political-economic paradigm: an historical approach which emphasizes the relationships between the society, polity, and the economy.