A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development

Title

A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development

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Publication Date

9-2021

Abstract

In A Nation Within, Ezra Rosser explores the connection between land-use patterns and development in the Navajo Nation. Roughly the size of Ireland or West Virginia, the Navajo reservation has seen successive waves of natural resource-based development over the last century: grazing and over-grazing, oil and gas, uranium, and coal; yet Navajos continue to suffer from high levels of unemployment and poverty. Rosser shows the connection between the exploitation of these resources and the growth of the tribal government before turning to contemporary land use and development challenges. He argues that, in addition to the political challenges associated with any significant change, external pressures and internal corruption have made it difficult for the tribe to implement land reforms that could help provide space for economic development that would benefit the Navajo Nation and Navajo tribal members.

ISBN

9781108987585

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108987585

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York

A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development

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