Tiller's Guide to Indian Country
- Mary Ishimoto Morris,
Washington Post Book World
(from review of 2nd edition)
"For anyone who wants to understand the state of Indian Country, Tiller's Guide is simply invaluable. Its unmatched factual detail is organized and presented brilliantly, allowing the reader to focus immediately on any individual Native Nation."
-Joseph P. Kalt, Co-Director,
The Harvard Project on American
Indian Economic Development, Harvard University
Comprehensive profiles of 567 recognized tribes in 34 states, including 247 tribes that operate 502 gaming facilities
Compiled by Dr. Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, noted historian and member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the all-new third edition of Tiller's Guide to Indian Country is a unique resource with nearly 900 pages of the most complete profiles ever published on the 567 recognized tribes in the United States.
Ten years in the making, Tiller's Guide profiles tribes from Maine to San Diego County, from Alaska to the Everglades. Each profile includes brief accounts of the history and culture of each tribe, with detailed information regarding their economies, infrastructure, resources, enterprises, labor forces, populations, size and characteristics of their reservations, as well as highly sought-after contact information. Dr. Tiller and her team have visited many of the reservations personally for firsthand confirmation of the tribal profiles."Revenues from gaming operations continue to provide the basis of expansion, diversification and growth of many tribal economies ... The Indian economic renaissance is a powerful success story of the resilience of the human spirit and the promise of America itself."
In 2015, 247 tribes were found to operate 502 gaming facilities that generate revenues to improve tribal infrastructure, expand human services, and to support improvements to local non-Indian communities.
Detailed profiles of these gaming tribes are provided in the Guide along with profiles of all other federally recognized tribes in the United States. Profiles include location and land status for each tribe, tribal government and structure, tribal community services and facilities, tribal culture and history, contact information, including official web addresses, and tribal economic activity, including gaming.
Tiller's Guide to Indian Country is a must-have reference for anyone interested in doing business with tribal nations or for economic researchers and gaming industry analysts.
New Online Access Now Available with Exclusive Bonus Content!The NEW Tiller's Guide online version gives you access to a searchable electronic version of the printed guide in flipbook format, plus exclusive bonus content at no additional charge! Bonus content you will receive:
- The complete contents of the first and second editions of the guide in addition to the current edition, giving you broader coverage and more than 20 years of research
- A directory of Indian gaming properties by state with links to property details and tribal information