Unlikely Alliances

Unlikely Alliances

Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands

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Often when Native nations assert their treaty rights and sovereignty, they are confronted with a backlash from their neighbors, who are fearful of losing control of the natural resources. Yet when both groups are faced with an outside threat to their common environment -- such as mines, dams, or an oil pipeline -- these communities have unexpectedly joined together to protect the resources. Some regions of the United States with the most intense conflicts were transformed into areas with the deepest cooperation between tribes and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers to defend sacred land and water. Professor Zoltán Grossman explores this evolution from conflict to cooperation through place-based case studies in the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, Northern Plains, and Great Lakes regions during the 1970s through the 2010s. These case studies suggest that a deep love of place can begin to overcome even the bitterest divides.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780295741512
Call Number: 323.1197 G8788u 2017
Characteristics: xxviii, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: LaDuke, Winona


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