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The Navajo people and uranium mining

Author: Doug Brugge; Timothy Benally; Esther Yazzie-Lewis
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of papers sponsored by the Navajo Uranium Miner Oral History and Photography Project tell of the deadly health effects of uranium mining on Navajo Indians who worked in the mines but were never informed of the dangers.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Navajo people and uranium mining.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607872013
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Brugge; Timothy Benally; Esther Yazzie-Lewis
ISBN: 0826337783 9780826337788 0826337791 9780826337795
OCLC Number: 71126689
Description: xix, 210 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "So a lot of the Navajo ladies became widows" / Doug Brugge, Timothy Benally, and Esther Yazzie-Lewis --
Leetso, the powerful yellow monster : a Navajo cultural interpretation of uranium mining / Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Jim Zion --
"I have revisited the places where I used to work" : oral history of former miner George Tutt / interview by Timothy Benally ; translation/transcription by Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Timothy Benally --
A documentary history of uranium mining and the Navajo people / Doug Brugge and Rob Goble --
"Human beings are priceless" : interview with Leroy and Lorraine Jack / interview by Phil Harrison ; translation/transcription by Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Timothy Benally --
Advocacy and social action among Navajo people : uranium workers and their families, 1988-1995 / Susan E. Dawson, Perry H. Charley, and Phillip Harrison Jr. --
"Our children are affected by it" : oral history of former miner George Lapahie / interview by Timothy Benally ; translation/transcription by Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Timothy Benally --
Psychological effects of technological/human-caused environmental disasters : examination of the Navajo people and uranium / Carol A. Markstrom and Perry H. Charley --
"It was like slave work" : oral history of miner Tommy James / interview by Phil Harrison ; translation/transcription by Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Timothy Benally --
"Everything has been ruined for us" : oral history of miner Joe Ray Harvey / interview by Phil Harrison ; translation/transcription by Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Timothy Benally --
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act : what is fair? / Doug Brugge and Rob Goble --
"We will never forget it" : oral history of widows Mary Louise Johnson and Minnie Tsosie / interview by Timothy Benally ; translation/transcription by Esther Yazzie-Lewis and Timothy Benally --
Eastern Navajo Diné against uranium mining / interview with Rita and Mitchell Capitan from the film Homeland, Four portraits of native action ; update by Chris Shuey.
Responsibility: edited by Doug Brugge, Timothy Benally, and Esther Yazzie-Lewis ; foreword by Stewart L. Udall.
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Based on the Navajo Uranium Miner Oral History and Photography Project started by a team of Navajo people and supportive whites. This work also includes narrative chapters that assess the experiences  Read more...

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