➸ Fire on the Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest Download ➿ Author Charles F. Wilkinson – Varanus.us

Fire on the Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American SouthwestExamines The Sometimes Violent Conflicts Between Indigenous Populations Andrecent Settlers, The Political Machinations By Industry And The Legal Establishment, The Contentious Disputes Over Resources And Land Use, And Provides A Compelling Look At The Epic Events That Have Shaped The Region

➸ Fire on the Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest Download ➿ Author Charles F. Wilkinson – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Fire on the Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest
  • Charles F. Wilkinson
  • English
  • 21 October 2019
  • 1559636483

    10 thoughts on “➸ Fire on the Plateau: Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest Download ➿ Author Charles F. Wilkinson – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    I like this lawyer and it s definitely not everyday that I find a lawyer to admire Charles Wilkinson proves to be that rare exception A bit reluctant at first to pick up a first hand account of recent resource and tribal issues on the Colorado Plateau as seen through the eyes of a lawyer, my attitude changed within a few pages Charles Wilkinson writes with heart It doesn t take long to see this writer has an obvious emotional investment in the clients and cases he goes to bat for.The book I like this lawyer and it s definitely not everyday that I find a lawyer to admire Charles Wilkinson proves to be that rare exception A bit reluctant at first to pick up a first hand account of recent resource and tribal issues on the Colorado Plateau as seen through the eyes of a lawyer, my attitude changed within a few pages Charles Wilkinson writes with heart It doesn t take long to see this writer has an obvious emotional investment in the clients and cases he goes to bat for.The book opens with a telling case of Navajo high schoolers commuting long hours to attend classes Wilkinson and his firm made the case that long bus rides were leaving students tried before and after class and hurting their grades With evidence and conviction, they got high schools built on the reservations With each case recounted, I could sense Wilkinson s attachment to the Colorado plateau and its people grow and grow.Fire on the Plateau also provides a much broader telling of both the social and natural history of the Four Corners area But what really set this book apart from others in my mind is Wilkinson s emergence from a lawyer who is just doing his job to someone who bonded to the land and the people he served


  2. says:

    Boring This is a book about laws and preserving Native cultures Important, but as a voyage of self discovery that leaves a lot to be desired, especially when written by someone coming from having only legal writing experience Not engaging at all.


  3. says:

    I grew up on the Colorado Plateau, just minutes from the Big Rez, and Charles Wilkinson paints a detailed social, natural and geologic picture of this land, about as close as you can get to the Third World here in the United States, in some ways.Having one of the largest American Indian populations in the country, and certainly so going by percentage of the population, Indian relations with whites, whether private citizens or the state and federal governments, form a large part of this area s I grew up on the Colorado Plateau, just minutes from the Big Rez, and Charles Wilkinson paints a detailed social, natural and geologic picture of this land, about as close as you can get to the Third World here in the United States, in some ways.Having one of the largest American Indian populations in the country, and certainly so going by percentage of the population, Indian relations with whites, whether private citizens or the state and federal governments, form a large part of this area s history Wilkinson, with extensive experience in Indian law, gives an expert s eye view to how this has played out on the Plateau, especially since the rise of the Indian rights movement in the 1970s.No less a person that Southwestern Indian oriented novelist Tony Hillerman praises this work for that very expertise And Hillerman, who has included Navajos, Apaches, Hopis and Zunis as protagonists in various of his novels, would know biased opinion if he saw it Contrary to one reviewer here, John Boyden s apparent conflict of interest in representing the Hopi HAS drawn calls for investigation Wilkinson s exposure of how politically connected Salt Lake City attorney John Boyden sold the soul and massive coal mining rights of the Hopis out to Peabody Coal while also on retainer to Peabody takes up a good sized chunk of this book As Wilkinson was the person who discovered the smoking gun, and that in turn was partial motivation for this book, you can feel his anger in defense of Indian rights come through.For an outside thumbnail history of this, read this Phoenix New Times story at next two factors in this area are the hardness of its natural features and its aridity, as pointed out by explorers like John Wesley Powell And, per Powell, communal minded Mormons appear to continue to have the best success of Anglos in dealing with this land.Then, this area has been America s energy frontier ever since the Manhattan Project at nearby Los Alamos Much of the country s uranium in the early years of the Atomic Age came from this area Radiation poisoning, Indian treaty negotiations and environmental hazards are part of that mix.Oil and natural gas, touched on by Wilkinson, are part of that picture, too, as are logging rights.Getting back to the American Indian theme, Wilkinson shows how development of these resources has caused fractures in governments of most Southwestern Indian tribes, fractures exacerbated by the fact that their current government structures were imposed by Washington without regard for traditional native systems.Meanwhile, the start brilliance of red rocks, painted desert, deep canyons and twisting slot canyons serves as the unchanging existential background for this thin veneered modern story


  4. says:

    A comprehensive and well written guide to the American Southwest, made particularly poignant by reading it while I was in the midst of researching the energy water nexus faced by the Navajo of Arizona.The book provides a relatively vast overview of tribes and experiences on the Colorado Plateau While it was slow moving at times, it was also markedly engaging and diverse for a legal and historical account The diversity of stories and rich personal experience of Wilkinson make this an important A comprehensive and well written guide to the American Southwest, made particularly poignant by reading it while I was in the midst of researching the energy water nexus faced by the Navajo of Arizona.The book provides a relatively vast overview of tribes and experiences on the Colorado Plateau While it was slow moving at times, it was also markedly engaging and diverse for a legal and historical account The diversity of stories and rich personal experience of Wilkinson make this an important read for anyone seeking to understand the US Southwest


  5. says:

    Charles Wilkinson has spent almost his entire professional life working as a lawyer and working with Native American rights, water rights, and mineral rights on the Colorado Plateau in the Four Corners region His book talks about the history, the ecology, the economy, and the people within that area As nearly as I can tell, Wilkinson is highly sympathetic to and respectful of the various Native American cultures without trying to become a member of it.


  6. says:

    This book is so inspiring It s part memoir, part cultural history, part love song to the Colorado Plateau Charles Wilkinson is a rare person an academic who writes well, a lawyer who s first and foremost a good human being I hope that one day I will have lived and worked in a place long and well enough to write a book like this one.


  7. says:

    An amazing story of the colorado plateau and the people and natural resources found there Please read this book if you are interested at all in water, coal, oil, and other resource policy as it relates to the native peoples and natural beauty of the American Southwest found in the incomparable Colorado Plateau and Great Basin areas One of the best books I ve read in years


  8. says:

    Great stories and well researched I first read this book as an undergraduate and I was sooooooooooooo mad when I found out that Boyden represented Hopi AND Peabody Coal can you say conflict of interest


  9. says:

    What I have read of this book has made me realize evenwhat an amazing person Charles Wilkinson is I have been lucky to get to know him.


  10. says:

    This book covered the settlement and development of the Colorado Plateau by rich white bastards It is informative and it is heartbreaking Wish the writing style had beencompelling

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