A Case Study of Descriptive Representation: The Experience of Native American Elected Officials in South Dakota

  title={A Case Study of Descriptive Representation: The Experience of Native American Elected Officials in South Dakota},
  author={Jean Reith Schroedel and Artour Aslanian},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={250 - 286}
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