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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

(p.27) Chapter One Empty Except for Indians

Traci Brynne Voyles

University of Minnesota Press

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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