The Navajo People and Uranium Mining

The Navajo People and Uranium Mining (2006) is a non-fiction book edited by Doug Brugge, Timothy Benally, and Esther Yazzie-Lewis; it uses oral histories to tell the stories of Navajo Nation families and miners in the uranium mining industry. The foreword is written by Stewart L. Udall, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior.[1]

The Navajo People and Uranium Mining
AuthorDoug Brugge
Timothy Benally
Esther Yazzie-Lewis (editors)
SubjectUranium mining and the Navajo people
PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
Publication date
Pages210 pp.

The Navajo People and Uranium Mining has 12 chapters. Seven chapters contain stories of the Navajo told through interviews of the miners or their families. The remaining chapters describe the health effects related to uranium mining, and "how these medical issues adversely affected the lives of the miners and their families".[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Alexandra C. Miller (2007). "Review: 'The Navajo People and Uranium Mining'". Environmental Health Perspectives. 115 (4): A224. doi:10.1289/ehp.115-a224a. PMC 1852667.
  2. ^ "'The Navajo People and Uranium Mining' (review)", Oral History Review, Volume 36, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2009, pp. 141–143