Formulating A Conceptual Framework To Understand Native American Perceptions of Place and Identity: A Temporal Examination Of The Spatio-Social Effects Of Uneven Development Through Accumulation By Dispossession
Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Geology and Geography
This research dialectically conceptualizes how capitalist uneven development and subsequent occurrences has shaped, and continues to shape, Native American perceptions of place and identity. Specifically, this research focuses on accumulation by dispossession, a key component of uneven development, and the spatio-historic effects this form of dispossession has had on Native American lifeworlds. This research focuses primarily upon federal legislation in the form of treaties, acts, and court rulings as the predominant component sustaining accumulation by dispossession and, in turn, perpetuating uneven development within Native American communities. In order to more holistically conceptualize the impacts of accumulation by dispossession three Native American societies are included within this research: the Oglala-Lakota, the Eastern Tewa Pueblos, and the Tlingit of Southeastern Alaska.
Wyskup, Denyse, "Formulating A Conceptual Framework To Understand Native American Perceptions of Place and Identity: A Temporal Examination Of The Spatio-Social Effects Of Uneven Development Through Accumulation By Dispossession" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4817.