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The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century

American Capitalism and Tribal Natural Resources

Second Edition

by Donald Fixico

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"It is no small irony that after Native Americans had been forced onto reservations on land that nobody wanted, a wealth of natural resources would be discovered under those lands. Fixico . . . documents the continuing struggle Native Americans have faced to control their lives and their land."

"Fixico's brilliant study . . . is more than an insightful examination of the fraud and violence experienced by the Osage, Creek, and other individuals and nations at the hands of greedy corporations and 'gold diggers.' It covers recent efforts of the Indian governments to gain adequate compensation and protection for their resources. [The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century] fills a vast void in our understanding of Indian-white relations."
James Riding-In, Arizona State University

"The University Press of Colorado is to be applauded for issuing a second edition of Donald Fixico's ground-breaking study, The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century . . . Fixico ably explores the intersections between adapted (forced) capitalism as a primary colonization medium and Native identity, specifically the concepts of person, family, clan, community, nation, and spirituality . . . Fixico's book remains a very important study that highlights the still too-often-neglected physical and cultural effects of colonialism after conquest, through the twentieth century to the present day and beyond."
John H. Monnett, Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains

"This edition will help readers place twenty-first century realities in proper context and should continue serving as a useful reference for scholars, students, policymakers, and Native peoples."
—Brenden Rensink, University of Nebraska at Kearney, New Mexico Historical Review


The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century, Second Edition is updated through the first decade of the twenty-first century and contains a new chapter challenging Americans—Indian and non-Indian—to begin healing the earth. This analysis of the struggle to protect not only natural resources but also a way of life serves as an indispensable tool for students or anyone interested in Native American history and current government policy with regard to Indian lands or the environment.


Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole) is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University.

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  • Paperback Price: $28.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-148-4
  • Ebook Price: $23.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $9.99
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-149-1
  • Publication Month: December
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Illustrations: 6 b&w photographs
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Donald Fixico
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-148-4
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