Lakota Culture, World Economy

Lakota Culture, World Economy

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Workers both in and out of the home, small business owners, federal and tribal government employees, and unemployed and underemployed Lakotas speak about how they cope with living in communities that are in many ways marginalized by the modern world economy. The work uses interviews with residents of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations.... average job span for Lakota men, from a sample of 225 adults, was 3.5 months (Useem, Macgregor aamp; Useem 1943:2). ... In Pine Ridge, not only did government jobs account for the greatest portion of nonfarm wage and salary employment ... but they also provided the highest average weekly earnings, $409.49 (South Dakota Department of Labor 1991). ... the government positions filled by Lakota workers tended to be exclusively manual and support positions (Stubben 1994: 111).

Title:Lakota Culture, World Economy
Author:Kathleen Ann Pickering
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2004-06-01


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