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Yavapai Indians Circle Their Wagons: Indians to Arizona: "It's a Good Day to Declare War


Abstract Indian gaming casinos are now a common sight around Arizona. The study of the history of the Arizona Indian Gaming establishments is the topic of my thesis which focuses on the conflicts in 1992, between J. Fife Symington, governor of the State of Arizona, and the Arizona Indian tribes, particularly the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian Community. In order to learn more about this small band of Yavapai, my thesis examines the early history of the Yavapai and some of its remarkable leaders, along with the history of Indian Tribal gaming in America and Arizona following the blockade by the Yavapai. My thesis examines how the Modern Political Economy Theory (MPET) framed Yavapai survival and identity along with their determination to achieve econom... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Alflen, Louise Fifelski (Author) / Fixico, "Donald L (Advisor) / Gray, Susan (Committee member) / Rush, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / American history / Political Science / Casino Gaming / Fort McDowell Indian / Yavapai history
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 125 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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