Navajos, New Dealers, and the Metaphysics of Nature

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Navajos and New Deal conservationists told radically different stories about the way nature works and human relations to nature, and each proposed utterly different solutions to the problem of soil erosion on the Navajo Reservation in the 1930s. The federal government had the power to prescribe a conservation program, but proved unsuccessful in restoring the range.


American Indian Environment and Natural Resources

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