American Indian Landowners, Leasemen, and Bureaucrats: Property, Paper, and the Poli-Technics of Dispossession in Southwestern Oklahoma

  title={American Indian Landowners, Leasemen, and Bureaucrats: Property, Paper, and the Poli-Technics of Dispossession in Southwestern Oklahoma},
  author={Tony VanWinkle and Jack Friedman},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={508 - 533}
Abstract:Drawing from a combination of archival and ethnographic evidence, this article examines historic and contemporary land tenure issues within a single county in southwestern Oklahoma. Specifically, we look at the way in which bureaucratic control has created a system that, while originally and ostensible intended to protect the “rights” of American Indian landowners, in fact functions to restrict, undermine, and redirect “access” to those lands, often to the economic benefit of non… 
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