American Indians face problems in their lives on a daily basis that most other Americans never contend with, and their challenges—which in some cases are similar to those of other minority groups in the United States—are still qualitatively unique. American Indians at Risk gives readers a broad overview of what life in Indian country is like, addressing specific contemporary social issues such as alcoholism, unemployment, and suicide. The author goes beyond detailed descriptions of the problems of American Indians to also present solutions, some of which have been effective in addressing these challenges. Each chapter includes a “Further Investigations” section that presents helpful ideas for additional research.
- Provides a current and comprehensive analysis of contemporary problems facing American Indians
- Documents the challenges of American Indians, identifies how they are qualitatively different from those of other minority groups in the United States, and presents potential solutions
- Evaluates the effectiveness of both proposed and implemented solutions to problems in American Indian culture
- Written by experts on American Indian affairs, including many who have lived, worked, and taught in Indian country, and are American Indians themselves