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Book Review: Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation

Book Review: Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation book reviews 545 This is a fascinating, well-argued and vivid account of the Street Choirs movement which offers an important lens into left political cultures and activity. It also provides a great example of politi- cally engaged cultural geography. Note 1. A.Croft, ‘Authors Take Sides: Writers and the Communist Party, 1920-1956’, in G.Andrews, N.Fishman and K.Morgan (eds), Opening the Books: Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British Communist Party (London: Pluto Press, 1995), pp. 83–101. Dave Featherstone School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation. By Thomas Biolsi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2018. xxii + 340 pp. $30 paperback. ISBN: 9781517900823. DOI: 10.1177/1474474019858686 This is an exceptional book in a number of ways. It tells the story of shifting regimes of gov- ernance in western and southwestern South Dakota roughly over the course of the 20th cen- tury. Although the central focus is the Rosebud Indian Reservation, it is not merely a story about governing the Lakota, but skillfully integrates the already complicated story of reserva- tion governance with schemes and cultures of governance and self-governance aimed at rural non-Indians as well. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cultural Geographies SAGE

Book Review: Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation

Cultural Geographies , Volume 26 (4): 2 – Oct 1, 2019

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1474-4740
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10.1177/1474474019858686
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book reviews 545 This is a fascinating, well-argued and vivid account of the Street Choirs movement which offers an important lens into left political cultures and activity. It also provides a great example of politi- cally engaged cultural geography. Note 1. A.Croft, ‘Authors Take Sides: Writers and the Communist Party, 1920-1956’, in G.Andrews, N.Fishman and K.Morgan (eds), Opening the Books: Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British Communist Party (London: Pluto Press, 1995), pp. 83–101. Dave Featherstone School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation. By Thomas Biolsi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2018. xxii + 340 pp. $30 paperback. ISBN: 9781517900823. DOI: 10.1177/1474474019858686 This is an exceptional book in a number of ways. It tells the story of shifting regimes of gov- ernance in western and southwestern South Dakota roughly over the course of the 20th cen- tury. Although the central focus is the Rosebud Indian Reservation, it is not merely a story about governing the Lakota, but skillfully integrates the already complicated story of reserva- tion governance with schemes and cultures of governance and self-governance aimed at rural non-Indians as well.

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