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Seasons of ChangeLabor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood$
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Chantal Norrgard

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469617299

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617299.001.0001

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Tourist Colonialism

Tourist Colonialism

Reinventing the Wilderness and Redefining Labor

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(p.108) Chapter Five Tourist Colonialism
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Seasons of Change
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Chantal Norrgard

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617299.003.0006

This chapter examines the politics of Ojibwe work in the tourist industry as the regional economy shifted from industrial capitalism to tourism in the early twentieth century. Because tourists associated the presence of Indians with an authentic wilderness experience, many Ojibwes found opportunities to work in that industry. However, tourist expectations also influenced the increasing privatization of local lands and the restriction of treaty rights that made it difficult for Ojibwes to make a living. The chapter considers how the opportunities and conflicts presented by the growth of the tourism shaped the experiences of Ojibwe workers and in the industry.

Keywords:   Ojibwe, tourist industry, tourism, regional economy

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