Indigenous People and Natural Resource Industries

Lecture Description

Beginning with the Great Depression, the state California transformed from a largely rural and agricultural state into an urban and industrial one. In part, California’s growth depended on extracting land, timber, and water from Indigenous People’s reservation lands and from their unceded lands. This lecture examines how and why Indigenous People in California both participated in and then resisted natural resource industries in the state.


American Indian Post-1945

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