Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country
A member of New Mexico’s Jicarilla Apache Nation, Dr. Veronica E. Tiller is a prominent historian, author, and speaker. She is the contemporary authority on the modern-day economic life of Native American tribes. Known as “Indian Country’s Ambassador,” she is a frequent consultant to tribes, business and government. Dr. Tiller speaks at many conferences in the U.S. and Europe, driven by her life-long passion to increase public awareness of the tribes with their growing business activity and economic progress.
Since its debut in 1996, Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country has been hailed as the resource for professionals working with Native Americans. The 2015 edition has updates and revisions with information which cannot be found in any other single source. It includes a Forword by LaDonna Harris, founder and President of Americans for Indian Opportunity, and a new introduction by Dr. Tiller with an overview of the recent economic development of the tribes. This comprehensive guide explores each tribe’s history and modern-day life, including location and land status, government and infrastructure, community services and facilities, cultural traditions, economic activity, and contact information including official tribal web addresses. It features and unprecedented amount of information about 567 federally recognized tribes in 34 American states.
Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country is a “must have” acquisition for all libraries, government agencies, and corporations seeking to do business with Native American tribes and enterprises.
“For anyone who wants to understand the state of Indian Country, Tiller’s Guide is simply invaluable. Its unmatched factual detail is organized and presented brilliantly, allowing the reader to focus immediately on any individual Native Nation.”
– Joseph P. Kalt, Co-Director, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University
The variety and breadth in the Guide is not just a testament to Veronica’s hard work in gathering information via on-the-ground site visits, but also to the resurgence of Native self-government. Indian Country’s diversity and vibrancy are on display in every page.
– Jonathan Taylor, The Taylor Policy Group, Inc.
Tiller’s Guide continues to provide rich and valuable information of histories and profile data of the tribes across the nation, including their current economic growth and diversification, land status, government, infrastructure and tourism. Dr. Tiller has methodically and patiently gathered together this information into a single, thorough guide. That’s what makes Tiller’s Guide indispensable.”
– W. Ron Allen, Chairman/CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam of Washington State
“Journalists, lawyers, government officials, teachers and business people have all come to know that they need this book if they want to work effectively with Indian communities. Officials have confessed that without this guide, they wouldn’t know how to do their jobs. We all owe a vote of thanks to Dr. Tiller for making hundreds of relationships with the tribes possible to American government and business.”
– Susan Masten, Vice Chair, Yurok Tribe of California