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  • Race, Historical Trauma, and the Psycho-Cultural Role of Narrative

    Project By: 
    Dylan Nelson, undergraduate student, Department of History, University of Michigan

    This poster was created for the 2017 MCubed Symposium: Hail to the Cube - Michigan's Legacy of Uncommon Innovation, Nov 1, 2017. 

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  • Through Hell and High Sludge: Traditional Knowledge and Environmental Justice at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

    Project By: 
    Dylan Nelson, undergraduate student, Department of History, University of Michigan

    In Through Hell and High SludgeI offer the first historical account of the resistance to the Pegasus gold mines. I locate this story in larger contexts of the history of extractive industries and environmental regulation in the U.S. West and the complicated socioeconomic, cultural and legal dimensions of American Indian life and sovereignty.

  • Anti-Mining Activism on the Ft. Belknap Indian Reservation, Montana

    Project By: 
    Oscar Cojocariu and Joseph P. Gone, PhD. University of Michigan

    Our project intends to archive history from the Native American point of view, and ultimately to publicize a narrative documenting the political, ethnic and environmental interactions between the citizens of Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservation and the Pegasus Gold Corporation. It was the continuous efforts of Native and non-Native activists, lawyers, and citizens which eventually exposed the illegal actions of Zortman Landusky Inc. and led to its bankruptcy and the beginning of environmental and social renewal.


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