Many people living far away from Indian reservations express sympathy for the poverty and misery experienced by Native Americans, yet, Thomas Biolsi argues, the problems faced by Native Americans are the results of white privilege. nbsp; InDeadliest Enemies,Biolsi connects the origins of racial tension between Indians and non-Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota to federal laws, showing how the courts have created opposing political interests along race lines. Biolsi demonstrates that the courtrsquo;s definitions of legal rights-both constitutional and treaty rights-make solutions to racial tensions intractable. nbsp; This powerful work sheds much-needed light on racial…
Thomas Biolsi is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his publications are Deadliest Enemies: Law and Race Relations on and Off Rosebud Reservation (2007/2001), Indians and Anthropologists: Vine Deloria, Jr., and the Critique of Anthropology (edited with Larry Zimmerman, 1997), and Organizing the Lakota: The Political Economy of the New Deal on Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations (1992).