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Conservation and Culture

The Soil Conservation Service, Social Science, and Conservation on Tribal Lands in the Southwest

by Rebekah C. Beatty Davis

Conservation and CultureCulture, economics, politics, and the environment are inextricably intertwined. This publication is a case study of the interplay between these factors in the USDA's efforts to address soil erosion on the Navajo and Hopi reservations in New Mexico and Arizona during the 1930s. 

Conservation and Culture: The Soil Conservation Service, Social Science, and Conservation on Tribal Lands in the Southwest (PDF; 2.7 Mb)

Keywords: Navajo, Hopi, New Deal, Erosion