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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Danica
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Miguel
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-14T22:35:33Z
dc.date.available2017-02-14T22:35:33Z
dc.date.submitted2016-12
dc.identifier.otherDouglas_washington_0250O_16663.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/38048
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2016-12
dc.description.abstractThe Emerald Queen Casino is a landmark in Tacoma, Washington that was made possible by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, a federal law establishing the governing structure for Indian gaming and which subsequently provided the opportunity for substantial economic independence to emerge for American Indian tribes across the United States. Opening in 1996, the Emerald Queen Casino, owned and operated by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, is unique in Washington State in that it is located in an urban environment within the city limits of Tacoma. This unique geography has allowed the Emerald Queen to become one of the most prosperous Indian casinos in the Pacific Northwest. In this thesis I examine through factual data and autoethnography the positive and negative impacts of the Emerald Queen Casino on the Puyallup Tribe and the surrounding local community. Specifically, I focus on several of the benefits of the casino economy, including business and resource development, support of higher education, and creating opportunities for employment. I also focus on several of the detrimental effects of the casino economy, including complacency, drug abuse, and domestic issues. By exploring these positive and negative elements, we will begin to see how the Tribe has grown to become a vital component of the South Sound economy as well as having to contend with many longstanding and new social challenges in the Tribal community.
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dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.subjectAmerican Indians
dc.subjectCasino Economy
dc.subjectIndian Gaming
dc.subjectIndigenous
dc.subjectNative American
dc.subjectSocioeconomic
dc.subject.otherNative American studies
dc.subject.otherEconomics
dc.subject.otherSocial structure
dc.subject.otherinterdisciplinary arts and sciences - tacoma
dc.titleThe Casino Economy: Indian Gaming, Tribal Sovereignty, and Economic Independence for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians
dc.typeThesis
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