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Environmental Genocide: Native Americans and Toxic Waste
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (1998)
  • Dan Brook, University of California, Davis
Abstract
Physical and cultural genocide have been practiced against Native Americans for half a millennium. In the modern era, these forms of genocide have been superseded by a more insidious, and ultimately more destructive, form. Environmental genocide is perpetrated by the U.S. government and by private corporations alike; some of their methods are legal, while others are not. Against this harsh backdrop, Native Americans are more unified and are becoming better organized than ever, and they are fighting back for their very survival.
Keywords
  • Native Americans,
  • Tribal land,
  • Hazardous waste,
  • treaty lands,
  • toxicity,
  • genocide,
  • united states government,
  • environmental pollution,
  • cultural genocide,
  • corporations
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Publication Date
January, 1998
DOI
10.1111/j.1536-7150.1998.tb03260.x
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Citation Information
Dan Brook. "Environmental Genocide: Native Americans and Toxic Waste" The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 57 Iss. 1 (1998) p. 105 - 113 ISSN: 0002-9246
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dan_brook/92/