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Resource Exploitation in Native North America: A Plague Upon the Peoples

Bruce E. Johansen
Format
Book
Published
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Language
English
Series
Native America: Yesterday and Today
Native America (Praeger Publishers)
ISBN
9781440831843, 144083184X, 9781440831850
Summary
"This wide-ranging survey of the environmental damage to Native American lands and peoples in North America--in recent times as well as previous decades--documents the continuing impact on the health, wellness, land, and communities of indigenous peoples. Beginning in the early 1950s, Native peoples were recruited to mine "yellow dust"--uranium--and then, over decades, died in large numbers of torturous cancers. Uranium-induced cancers have become the deadliest plague unleashed upon Native peoples of North America--one with grave consequences impacting generations of American Indian families. Today, resource-driven projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline continue to put the health and safety of American Indians at risk. Authored by an expert with 40 years of experience in the subject, this book documents the environmental provocations afflicting Native American peoples in the United States: from the toll of uranium mining on the Navajos to the devastation wrought by dioxin, PCBs, and other pollutants on the agricultural economy of the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation in northernmost New York. The detailed personal stories of human suffering will enable readers to grasp the seriousness of the injustices levied against Native peoples as a result of corporations' and governments' greed for natural resources." -- Publisher's description
Contents
  • Native America's radioactive legacy
  • Toxic chemicals: a plague upon the peoples
  • Canada's hydroelectric dreams
  • Climate change and native peoples
  • Welcome to my moonscape
  • Mining: Mother Earth or Mother Lode?
Description
xviii, 221 pages ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-214) and index.
Technical Details
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