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WastelandingLegacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country$
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Traci Brynne Voyles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692644

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.001.0001

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Empty Except for Indians

Empty Except for Indians

Early Impressions of Navajo Rangeland

Chapter:
(p.27) Chapter One Empty Except for Indians
Source:
Wastelanding
Author(s):

Traci Brynne Voyles

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0002

While uranium mining did not get underway on Navajo land until the mid-1940s, this chapter begins in the late 1920s, looking to the ways in which federal discourse about the reservation as a pollutable landscape - a wasteland - prefigured the uranium boom.

Keywords:   Settler colonialism, Environmental justice, Decolonization, Environmental racism, Environmental sexism, Indigeneity, Counter-mapping, Material feminisms, Landscape

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