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Resource Exploitation in Native North America : A Plague upon the Peoples (Hardcover) (Bruce E.

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Citing a 2004 study that found disproportional exposure of Native Americans to environmental dangers throughout the twentieth century as the result of militarism, Johansen shows that a major factor in determining their exposure historically is the coercive governmental policies which located Indian reservations. Linking past and present with a sense of Native Americans’ perceptions of nature and the sacred, it presents the majority society with an example to emulate as it struggles for a sustainable energy paradigm. The book examines the effects of uranium mining on several Indian groups and looks at northern Canada where the effects of toxic chemicals--PCBs, dioxins and others produced by southern industries--are blown northward on prevailing winds. It describes the changes produced by hydroelectric dams on Cree land and discusses toxic methylmercury. It surveys the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic--among the most quickly warming areas on earth--and discusses the devastation of Indian land by tar sands mining. Finally Johansen describes several of the many instances in which native peoples across North America have organized against mining on their homelands. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 221
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: North America
Series Title: Native America: Yesterday and Today
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Language: English
Street Date: January 11, 2016
TCIN: 50849797
UPC: 9781440831843
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0245
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