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Arizona Politicians

The University of Arizona Press

Do you know these famous Arizona politicians? • A congresswoman who was bridesmaid to Eleanor Roosevelt

• A car dealer who propelled himself to the governor's mansion with the help of public recognition of his TV commercials

• An Arizonan who served not only as governor and chief justice of the Arizona ...

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Arizona Politicians

The University of Arizona Press

Do you know these famous Arizona politicians? • A congresswoman who was bridesmaid to Eleanor Roosevelt

• A car dealer who propelled himself to the governor's mansion with the help of public recognition of his TV commercials

• An Arizonan who served not only as governor and chief justice of the Arizona ...

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Native Waters

The University of Arizona Press

Since the beginning of the reservation era, the bitter conflict between Indians and non-Indians over water rights was largely confined to the courtroom. But in the 1980s the federal government began to emphasize negotiated settlements over lawsuits, and the settlements are changing water rights in fundamental ways—not only for tribes but also for non-Indian communities that share scarce water resources with Indians.

In Native Waters, Daniel McCool describes the dramatic impact these settlements are having both on Indian country and on the American West as a whole. Viewing the settlements as a second treaty era, he considers whether they will guarantee the water future of reservations—or, like treaties of old, will require tribes to surrender vast resources in order to retain a small part of their traditional homelands. As one tribal official observed, "It's like your neighbors have been stealing your horses for many years, and now we have to sit down and decide how many of those horses they get to keep." Unlike technical studies of water policy, McCool's book is a readable account that shows us real people attempting to end real disputes that have been going on for decades. He discusses specific water settlements using a combination of approaches—from personal testimony to traditional social science methodology—to capture the richness, complexity, and human texture of the water rights conflict. By explaining the processes and outcomes in plain language and grounding his presentation in relevant explanations of Indian culture, he conveys the complexity of the settlements for readers from a wide range of disciplines.

Native Waters illustrates how America is coming to grips with an issue that has long been characterized by injustice and conflict, seeking to enhance our understanding of the settlements in the hope that this understanding will lead to better settlements for all parties. As one of the first assessments of a policy that will have a pervasive impact for centuries to come, it shows that how we resolve Indian water claims tells us a great deal about who we are as a nation and how we confront difficult issues involving race, culture, and the environment.

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The Politics of Western Water

The University of Arizona Press

As the Democratic congressman from Colorado's Fourth District from 1949 to 1973, Wayne Aspinall was an advocate of natural resource development in general and reclamation projects in particular. A political loner, considered crusty and abrasive, he carved a national reputation by helping secure the passage of key water legislation&#...

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Making Native Space

Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia

UBC Press

It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC – the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for Native people from the rest.

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Women and the White Man's God

Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field

UBC Press

Based on diaries, letters, and mission correspondence, this is the first comprehensive examination of women’s roles in Anglican missions that were active in northern British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories between 1860 and 1940.

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Modern Women Modernizing Men

The Changing Missions of Three Professional Women in Asia and Africa, 1902-69

UBC Press

Explores how professionalism, religion, and feminism came together to enable missionary women to become the colleagues and mentors of Western and non-Western men.

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A Passion for Wildlife

The History of the Canadian Wildlife Service

UBC Press

A chronicle of the Canadian Wildlife Service and the evolution of wildlife policy over the first 50 years of this venerable Canadian institution's history.

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Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57

UBC Press

This collection of correspondence – letters sent to Hudson's Bay Company men by their families and loved ones but never delivered – offers a rare and human history of ordinary people, many of whom were the early settlers of the Pacific Northwest.

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Mexican Murals in Times of Crisis

The University of Arizona Press

Murals have been an important medium of public expression in Mexico since the Mexican Revolution, and names such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco will forever be linked with this revolutionary art form. Many people, however, believe that Mexico's renowned mural tradition died with these famous ...

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