From souvenir to sundance: perceptions and participation of residents in cultural tourism on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Cultural tourism development on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has the potential to increase access to the cash economy for Pine Ridge residents, as well as the potential to create negative social, cultural and economic impacts that threaten to overshadow any benefits. In the effort to develop responsible and culturally appropriate tourism, it is critical to understand how tourism impacts the daily lives of residents, and how they participate in these economic activities. Surveys and interviews with households (n=47) and business owners (n=43) explore how a Pine Ridge economy ...
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