David Friend, 1918-
Navajo economic development
Published in: Southwest, edited by Alfonso Ortiz
Southwest, edited by Alfonso Ortiz
Washington: Smithsonian Institution : For sale by
the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1983. 641-658 p.
By line: David F. Aberle
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2004. Computer File
Culture summary (105);
Economic planning and development (179);
This chapter covers a broad range of topics on
Navajo economic development and planning. Beginning with an historical overview,
the author (an ethnologist) then moves to more detailed discussions of current
problems, including energy resource development, the role of the BIA, and tribal
enterprises. From a theoretical perspective, the source focuses on the reasons
for economic underdevelopment, largely blaming big corporations and the BIA plus
state governments, and assesses prospects for the future. The author is
decidedly pro-Navajo seeing internal problems almost exclusively from the
perspective of outside causes.
Document ID: nt13-209
references see 310: Ortiz.
Richard A. Wagner ; John Beierle ;