ERIC Number: ED042529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Indian Poverty in South Dakota.
Kent, Calvin A.; Johnson, Jerry W.
An analysis of economic problems of the American Indian population in South Dakota is given in the document. The purpose of the study was (1) to characterize and describe Indian poverty and (2) to measure the impact of this poverty, in economic terms, on the economy of the state and to analyze some of the programs in operation to ease the Indians' economic distress. Current (1969) statistical information is presented on Indian population and manpower, employment, land use and ownership, income, health, and the number and type of Federal programs dealing with Indians in South Dakota. Chapters are devoted to background, characteristics of Indian poverty, reservation marketing systems in North Dakota and South Dakota, costs of poverty, evaluation of current programs, and summary and conclusions for the study. Each chapter gives conclusions independently; however, the overall conclusion was that, for example, due to lack of job opportunities, inadequate education, and poor health, the conditions of poverty for the Indian are deepened. It is noted that there is a need for rethinking the entire approach toward current programs so that they will contribute to a solution rather than to the problem of poverty. (AN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Dropout Rate, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Health Conditions, Land Use, Low Income Groups, Marketing, Population Trends, Poverty Programs, Program Evaluation, Racial Characteristics, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. Business Research Bureau.; South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. Inst. of Indian Studies.
Identifiers: South Dakota