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Nizhoni Young Smokey McKinney English 101 21 November 2016 Not On My Land Oh NO! Not my sheep and cattle! In the early 90’s the Navajos were torn apart between culture and science, during the development of the Navajo Stock Reduction plans. Many Navajos were questioned about their ecology and the practices they followed, compared to the Euro- American beliefs that were forced upon them. Besides all the negative changes inflicted on them the Navajo Stock Reduction brought management to the Navajo Nation. Overall the Navajo Stock Reduction was an insufficient proposal that reshaped the Navajo Nations culture and their land use ecology for the better and mostly the worst. The Navajo Stock Reduction brought rare positive outcomes to the Navajo people today. Established in 1933, the Bureau of Indian Affairs consolidated the administration of the Navajos headquarters (located in Window Rock, Arizona). They divided the reservations in to 18 land management districts. In each district they have to survey the economy, climate, soil, vegetation, hydrology, population and livestock problems in their district, they also have to make note on the problems their community members face. The environmental issues that surrounded the Navajo Nation opened the eyes to certain districts members to start focusing more on the issues they faced. Also in 1933, the secretary of the Interior established the soil conservation services, which helped the public to fund for the erosion problems they faced. With those funds they called for the populations of the Navajo livestock to be cut down by 50 percent, in 1933. In the mix of all
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