Reading 1 Lecture 1 - CommonBackground on WY Legacy People...

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Common Ground Place People Legacy Background on WY 10 th Largest State in Size, but smallest in POP. o Highly Republican, Strong Christian Coalition o Pro-Second Amendment Lots of Problems with the Federal Government o Indians Control 3% of Land o 25% of Its workers are Federal Employees 70% of income was from Fed o Fed controls 50% of Land Land Policies Date back to 1970’s Sagebrush Rebellion o Fought by Companies o Fought by Eco-Nuts o Possibly ended when Reagan Left Discussing who owns Native Culture: The medicine Wheel in WY is important to Native Americans o Overtime, it’s become more Publically Accessible. Americans trash it Throw Condoms, Lighters, etc into the wheel Wyoming Creates Roads around it/Parking Lot o Leads to Creation of the Med Wheel Coalition Comprised of Indians in WY and Neighboring States Things get ugly (Ranger is Threatened) Essentially, the conflict is resolved as the government puts up signs heavily encouraging visitors to respect the Native Americans, and
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