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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
"The history of our nation's relations with American Indians is one of ignorance, indifference, exploitation and broken promises." This statement opens journalist Peter Eichstaedt's book, If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans, an examination of this abusive history supplemented with personal interviews, government documents, and a detailed bibliography. Eichstaedt's account of how America's quest for uranium led to mining on reservation lands, consequently poisoning both the land and the miners, is a useful study for someone working in Native American or justice studies while still remaining accessible to a general audience.
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