Reinventing the Wilderness and Redefining Labor
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.
North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.