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American Indian Water Rights in Arizona: From Conflict to Settlement, 1950-2004

Abstract The rights of American Indians occupy a unique position within the legal framework of water allocations in the western United States. However, in the formulation and execution of policies that controlled access to water in the desert Southwest, federal and local governments did not preserve the federal reserved water rights that attached to Indian reservations as part of their creation. Consequentially, Indian communities were unable to access the water supplies necessary to sustain the economic development of their reservations. This dissertation analyzes the legal and historical dimensions of the conflict over rights that occurred between Indian communities and non-Indian water users in Arizona during the second half of the twentieth cent... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Killoren, Daniel (Author) / Hoerder, Dirk (Advisor) / Hirt, Paul (Committee member) / Smith, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Water Resource Management / Law / alternative dispute resolution / negotiated settlement / reserved rights / water resources conflict
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 361 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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