Tiller's Guide to Indian Country
Tiller's Guide to Indian Country - CD Version includes the entire contents of the book in PDF format.
Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations
Compiled by Dr. Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, Jicarilla Apache and historian, Tiller's Guide to Indian Country is a unique resource offering comprehensive and up-to-date research on U.S. tribal nations.
According to Tiller's Guide, there is clear evidence of an explosion of tribal economic activity occurring over the past decade. The burgeoning gaming industry is the most publicized, and has been the most remarkable. From the Florida Seminole Tribe's opening of a high stakes bingo hall in 1979, Indian gaming has grown to an $18 billion per year industry.
In 2005, more than 225 tribes were found to operate 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.