Kachinas are snowmakers: United States public land management and the Hopi quest for religious freedom, 1962-2008

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Kachinas are snowmakers: United States public land management and the Hopi quest for religious freedom, 1962-2008

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dc.contributor.advisor Carroll, Mark M. (Mark McNeese) en_US
dc.contributor.author Morman, Todd Allin, 1969- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Arizona -- San Francisco Peaks
dc.coverage.spatial Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T17:48:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-08T17:48:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other MormanT-072210-T368 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9292
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 18, 2010). en_US
dc.description The 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. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Mark M. Carroll. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- History. en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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. en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 148 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Forest Service en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kachinas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hopi Indians -- Religion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pueblo Indians -- Religion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Zuni Indians -- Religion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Navajo Indians -- Religion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Trials, litigation, etc en_US
dc.title Kachinas are snowmakers: United States public land management and the Hopi quest for religious freedom, 1962-2008 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline History en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b80706423
dc.identifier.oclc 682577513 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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