As recently published in the book, An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, Gabe Galanda's article, "The American Indian Middle Class," is here.
The piece discusses, from a predominately legal perspective, how various happenings over the last 125 years shaped today's tribal middle class:
- The Indian assimilation era that began in the 1880s
- The Urban Indian Relocation Program of the 1950s
- The Fish Wars of the 1960s and 1970s
- Reagan Era Indian policy of the 1980s
- Indian gaming and per capita income since the 1990s
- Disenrollment since the 2000s
Gabriel S. Galanda is the managing lawyer of Galanda Broadman, PLLC, in Seattle. Gabe is a descendant of the Nomlaki and Concow Tribes, belonging to the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Northern California.