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Under sacred ground : a history of Navajo oil, 1922-1982

Author: Kathleen Chamberlain
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book is an ethnohistory of the changes wrought by oil. The economic development spurred by oil leases is a cautionary tale in the transition from a subsistence to a capitalist economy. The federal stock reduction program imposed in the 1930s and 1940s devastated the Navajo agricultural economy and altered family structure. Women had owned and cared for sheep and goat herds which were now reduced in number by
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chamberlain, Kathleen (Kathleen P.)
Under sacred ground.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606337252
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Chamberlain
ISBN: 0826320430 9780826320438
OCLC Number: 43615235
Description: xii, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Navajo world before 1922 --
The quest for leases, 1921-1923 --
The first Navajo oil boom, 1923-1927 --
Transition and turmoil, 1927-1932 --
Depression and despair, 1932-1949 --
New discoveries, 1950-1959 --
Navajo solutions, 1960-1982.
Responsibility: Kathleen P. Chamberlain.
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An ethnohistory of the major changes brought to the Navajo Nation as oil and gas were discovered and exploited.  Read more...

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