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dc.contributor.advisorCarroll, Mark M. (Mark McNeese)eng
dc.contributor.authorMorman, Todd Allin, 1969-eng
dc.coverage.spatialArizona -- San Francisco Peakseng
dc.coverage.spatialNavajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utaheng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 18, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Mark M. Carroll.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- History.eng
dc.description.abstractThis study constitutes an original in-depth look at the first federal judicial case to test the scope of religious protections offered to Native American sacred places on public lands by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Navajo Nation v. Forest Service (2005). In doing so, it explores the efforts of the Hopi Nation 1962-2008 to prevent the expansion of the Snow Bowl Resort from despoiling the most sacred of Hopi places, Nuvatukyaovi, also known as the San Francisco Peaks, situated in the Coconino National Park. It places this enquiry within the larger political and historical context of the Hopi Nation and its relationship to the government of the United States from the late nineteenth century to 2008. While this investigation engages in a traditional legal analysis of Navajo Nation, it employs a distinctive existentialist-humanist analysis of the decision-making processes of the Forest Service administrators that generated the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. It concludes that the ordeal of the Hopi with the Snowbowl Resort reveals how a system of law and administrative regulation of public land, theoretically designed to harmonize relations between Native Americans and the needs of public lands management of the United States, was easily subverted by those with culturally-constructed predispositions to discount the differing sensibilities and spiritual concerns of the Native Americans whom their decisions affected.eng
dc.format.extentiv, 148 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb80706423eng
dc.identifier.oclc682577513eng
dc.identifier.otherMormanT-072210-T368eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9292eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Forest Serviceeng
dc.subject.lcshKachinaseng
dc.subject.lcshHopi Indians -- Religioneng
dc.subject.lcshPueblo Indians -- Religioneng
dc.subject.lcshZuni Indians -- Religioneng
dc.subject.lcshNavajo Indians -- Religioneng
dc.subject.lcshNavajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Trials, litigation, etceng
dc.titleKachinas are snowmakers: United States public land management and the Hopi quest for religious freedom, 1962-2008eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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