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Terry L. Anderson is William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center and John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Chapter 1 Institutions and the Wealth of Indian Nations
Chapter 2 Natural Resources on American Indian Reservations: Blessing or Curse?
Chapter 3 Native Americans, Exchange, and the Role of Gift-Giving
Chapter 4 The Potlatch as Fractional Reserve Banking
Chapter 5 Māori Tribal Economy: Rethinking the Original Economic Institutions
Chapter 6 Unlocking the Energy Wealth of Indian Nations
Chapter 7 Divided Interests: The Increasing Detrimental Fractionation of Indian Land Ownership
Chapter 8 Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations
Chapter 9 The Legacy of United States v. Washington: Economic Effects of the Boldt and Rafeedie Decisions
Chapter 10 Paternalism versus Sovereignty: The Long Run Economic Effects of the Indian Reorganization Act
Chapter 11 Indian Entrepreneurship
Chapter 12 Unlocking First Nation Wealth: Past Efforts and Future Opportunities
Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations provides a rare look at Native Americans and their history and society. In this scholarly and well-researched book, the authors convincingly show that federal policies are keeping Native Americans economically underdeveloped. They also show that it is important to end discriminatory policies against the Native Americans to let them realize their full potential and play a role in making America stronger. It is a must-read book for understanding Washington’s discriminatory policies about Native Americans.
— The Washington Book Review
The comparative development of the American Indian Nations provides an unrivaled natural experiment with enormous relevance to social scientists. This volume isn't therefore just a practical agenda to help some of the most marginalized people in the US, it's also an important intellectual milestone.
— James Robinson, University of Chicago
In Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations, Terry Anderson has assembled an excellent collection of essays confirming the failure of more than a century of top-down, federal paternalism and the promise of bottom-up institutional development by autonomous Indian nations and their citizenry. Through many examples drawn from a wide sampling of native populations, the authors provide convincing proof that, as in the past, property rights and trade are the keys to unlocking the future wealth of Indian nations.
— James L. Huffman, Lewis & Clark Law School