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This is a Red Paper about coal mining in American Indian lands and its impact on water, soil, air quality, economy, natural environment, cultures, and development of tribes. The author makes an analysis of the damaging impact of strip mining, coal fired electricity, and coal gasification on the soil, underground water reserves, air, and the natural environment of Native American communities. The author also includes a critical analysis of the role of the U.S. Interior Department, the BIA, and the leasing treaties in tribal development programs to call for more participation of the Indian communities for protecting and managing natural resources in Indian lands.
Collection Document Type
An AIO Red Paper
Coal mining and Indian natural resources management
American Indian resources, natural environment, lands, cultures, coal mining, leasing, management
Logsdon, David. "Coal: Black death for Red Culture." (2022). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/lhnac/7