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Remaking a People, Restoring a Watershed: Klamath Tribal Empowerment through Natural Resource Activism, 1960-2014

Abstract Natural resources management is a pressing issue for Native American nations and communities. More than ever before, tribal officials sit at the decision-making tables with federal and state officials as well as non-governmental natural resource stakeholders. This, however, has not always been the case. This dissertation focuses on tribal activism to demonstrate how and why tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and treaty rights protection are tied closely to contemporary environmental issues and natural resources management. With the Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon as a case study, this dissertation analyzes how a tribal nation garnered a political position in which it could both indirectly influence and directly orchestrate natura... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Bilka, Monika (Author) / Fixico, Donald L (Advisor) / Hirt, Paul (Committee member) / Tsosie, Rebecca (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Native American studies / Environmental studies / Klamath Tribes / self-determination / sovereignty / treaty rights / water management / water rights
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 232 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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