2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

From Farming to Gaming: How Native Americans Have Been Pushed into Poverty

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Sarah E. Boomgarden, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

Boomgarden - History

Location

Lillard 044

Abstract

This paper examines the long history of marginalization of Native Americans, and argues that this group is the most oppressed people in the U.S. today. Since European colonization, systematic marginalization has pushed Native Americans into the farming/ranching industry with little hope of escape; it was not until the 1980s that the gaming/gambling industry emerged as a new form of commerce for reservations. Despite the new economic opportunity, Native Americans remain in poverty.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

4-9-2019 10:15 AM

Panel

Histories from Below: Gender, Power, Poverty

Panel Moderator

Rudi Batzell

Field of Study for Presentation

History

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Apr 9th, 9:00 AM Apr 9th, 10:15 AM

From Farming to Gaming: How Native Americans Have Been Pushed into Poverty

Lillard 044

This paper examines the long history of marginalization of Native Americans, and argues that this group is the most oppressed people in the U.S. today. Since European colonization, systematic marginalization has pushed Native Americans into the farming/ranching industry with little hope of escape; it was not until the 1980s that the gaming/gambling industry emerged as a new form of commerce for reservations. Despite the new economic opportunity, Native Americans remain in poverty.