The development of underdevelopment at Akwesasne: Cultural and economic subversion
Women's and Gender Studies
The historical processes of Mohawk "underdevelopment" at Akwesasne are chronicled and the subversion of Native values and subsistence, and the creation of Native dependence on non-Native society examined. Mohawk involvement in this predicament is traced to several processes: participation in the 17th century European fur trade, which contributed to the destruction of the tribe's traditional economy; coerced adherence to Christianity, which contributed to the loss of traditional American Indian value systems; and associated loss of lands and resources due to broken treaties and unjust laws.
Goodman-Draper, J. (1994). The development of underdevelopment at Akwesasne: Cultural and economic subversion. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 53(1), 41–56.