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Navajo Natural Resources

What natural resources does Arizona have?

Arizona Rocks! Cooper mining has been an important natural resource for many years. When copper is mined it also brings up other minerals such as malachite, turquoise, quartz, rose quartz, and rutiliated quartz. There are rich areas of uranium and coal on the Navajo Reservation. Geodes abound and Peridot is found on the Apache reservation. There has been some gold mining, but that seems to be mostly played out. Legends about where old gold miners may have stashed there loot are still in circulation and people are still looking. While protected from mining, The Grand Canyon reveals millions of years of geological history. Arizona has its own amethyst mines. Volcanic eruptions from long ago poured black quartz and a smooth black quartz mottled with snowflake patterns, In northern Arizona lots of volcanic rock line the roadsides and the crushed rock is used on highway projects. Arizona has its own amethyst mines. On a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington DC you'll discover there are more mineral specimens from Arizona than any other state. Kartchner Caverns one of the only living natural caves in the US is protected by vacuum air locking doors to prevent contamination. It is better than some National Parks. Other natural resources include tall stands of ponderosa pines and some aspen forests in Northern Arizona. Mesquite is an old growth wood, that lives for many years and sawn boards produce distinctive patterns of light and red wood with knots and cracks that make wonderful furniture. Ironwood trees are also used for carving. The regal Saguaro Cactus grows only in the Sonoran Desert. Big game species include deer (mule deer and white-tailed deer), fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, bear, and mountain lion, Small birds such as partridge and quail are available, as is javelina. There are acres of pastureland, many of which are leased from the Bureau of Land Management. The Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona has acres and, acres of wood that has turned to stoned. Not sure if it is a natural resource, but Meteor Crater is a great example of things gone wrong. Astronauts have trained on its surface to get an idea of what walking on the moon would entail.

How well where the Navajo code talkers treated back in World War II?

In response to the question, “Were you discriminated against once you signed up for the Corps,” Chester Nez, a Navajo code talker replied, “Never. The Marines treated us well, and we did well as Marines. The Marines tried to protect us, because they considered us irreplaceable.” [1] The role of the Code Talkers was critical to the successful outcome of the war for the U.S., and as such, they were treated with some degree of respect by their fellow Marines. Because of their natural acute sense of perception, resilient endurance, along with superior physical coordination, many were utilized as scouts, moving out two miles ahead of American troops across the most difficult and dangerous terrain.Many American Indian tribe members served as Code Talkers during WW I and II, not just the Navajo. President Reagan proclaimed August 14, 1982, as National Navajo Code Talker Day and only the Navajo Code Talkers received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2001. After a protracted campaign for recognition, thirty-three additional tribal servicemen from WW I and II were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor posthumously for their valor and the countless lives they saved through the use of their tribal languages as Code Talkers.Footnotes[1] A Navajo Code Talker…Speaks So We Can Understand, at Last |

Was it Abraham Lincoln who made the Navajo Indians walk the Trail of Tears?

I have a writing report. It's about the harsh treatment of the Navajo Indians. And Abraham Lincoln is the president. I'm writing to him being concerned about their treatment. Was it Abraham who made the white soldiers force the Navajo Indians out of their land? Please, I need this by May 13, 2010. Please. = )

What were the Mormons interactions previously with native americans.?

the church's policy toward NA was a vital matter as they moved west to the great basin area....and brigham young (the LDS leader @that time) admonished the LDS to treat the american indians fairly and attempt to teach/convert them whenever possible.
and relations between the two remained friendly until they clashed over limited resources. BY knew this was a rugged and hard area. he thought that church members would grow closer as they struggled to build - and he wanted outsiders to pass by on their way to greener locations.....what he didn't consider was that the NA's were already using available resources to capacity. and as more and more mormons moved into the area - building fences and using water the utes began to demand access to the resources they had always depended on. there was no immediate conflict - but when the utes were denied they simply took what they considered as theirs to take.

and so tensions escalated. as infertile soil and a lack of water made it impossible to quickly settle areas densely, BY sent settlers off farther from SLC. @first he advised against provoking the NA's, but as they continued to keep taking things (not just resources now, but cattle and also causing harm) he soon allowed ruthless punishment of any indian caught stealing or harming a settler or his property......and in a fairly short span any conflict over resources was settled by an attack from one side or the other.

however - eventually fighting became much more expensive and time consuming than feeding them. so mormon leaders began replacing resources with welfare. and the mormon numbers simply overwhelmed the native population. on top of that, utah was moving to become integrated into american society so mainstream american institutions appeared in utah, including indian agents and reservations.....and so the utes went the way of other NA tribes in america.

the paiute and goshute tribes fared better conflict-wise. they worked well with the settlers and became friendly. they didn't have the same type of conflicts that the utes did.