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Indigenous Women and WorkFrom Labor to Activism$
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Carol Williams

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037153

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.001.0001

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Labor and Leisure in the “Enchanted Summer Land”

Labor and Leisure in the “Enchanted Summer Land”

Anishinaabe Women’s Work and the Growth of Wisconsin Tourism, 1900–1940

(p.136) Chapter 8 Labor and Leisure in the “Enchanted Summer Land”
Indigenous Women and Work

Melissa Rohde

University of Illinois Press

Using industrial survey reports, this chapter shows how the entrepreneurial adaptation of Anishinaabe women at Lac Courte Oreilles and Lac du Flambeau in Wisconsin between 1900 and 1940, are vital to the economic transformation from a dependency on extractive logging resource industry to service-based tourism. Women's work within tourism, provisioning a diverse range of services and activities, usefully erodes formerly paternalistic or narrow conceptions of work and workplace. Tourism brought small freedoms by offering a new source of revenue without requiring Native women to conform to the government's program of stamping out what it considered the dangerous and backward aspects of American Indian culture.

Keywords:   Anishinaabe women, entrepreneurship, indigenous women, women's work, tourism, economic transformation, logging

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