Pipelines, Mines, and Dams: Indigenous Literary Water Ecologies and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

William Huggins

Abstract


"A vast literature exists of past as well as current treaty violations committed against First Nations and Native Americans, most notably with regard to resource development. More importantly, many of these ecologically destructive projects have occurred despite organized tribal resistance....Literary correlates to these larger cultural issues exist, notably in the works of indigenous authors, including Louise Erdrich, Winona LaDuke, Sherman Alexie, Thomas King, Eric Gansworth, and Simon Ortiz....Indigenous literatures serve larger ecological, environmental, and social justice goals."

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