Literature Review and Ethnohistory of Native American Occupancy and Use of the Yucca Mountain Area

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/271455
Title:
Literature Review and Ethnohistory of Native American Occupancy and Use of the Yucca Mountain Area
Author:
Stoffle, Richard W.; Olmsted, John; Evans, Michael
Affiliation:
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Issue Date:
Jan-1990
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Richard Stoffle Collection. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by Richard Stoffle, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please email Special Collections, askspecialcollections@u.library.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
Science Applications International Corporation
Description:
This report presents a review of the literature concerning Native American occupancy and use of the Yucca Mountain area and vicinity. It draws on a wide range of material, including early traveler reports, government documents, ethnographic and historical works, and local newspapers. The report complements two other concurrent studies, one focused on the cultural resources of Native American people in the study area and the other an ethnobotanical study of plant resources used by Native American people in the study area. Both concurrent studies are based on interviews with Native American people. The literature review was designed to contribute to the understanding of the presence of Native American people in the Yucca Mountain area. A review of the existing literature about the Yucca Mountain area and southern Nye County, supplemented by the broader literature about the Great Basin, has verified three aspects of the study design. First, the review has aided in assessing the completeness of the list of Native American ethnic groups that have traditional or historical ties to the site. Second, it has aided in the production of a chronology of Native American activities that occurred on or near the site during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Third, it has helped to identify the location of cultural resources, including burials and other archaeological sites, in the study area and vicinity.
Keywords:
Ethnohistory; Yucca Mountain; Southern Paiute; Owens Valley Paiute; Western Shoshone; Nuclear Waste

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLiterature Review and Ethnohistory of Native American Occupancy and Use of the Yucca Mountain Areaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStoffle, Richard W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOlmsted, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Social Research, University of Michiganen_US
dc.date.issued1990-01-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Richard Stoffle Collection. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by Richard Stoffle, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please email Special Collections, askspecialcollections@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.sourceUniversity of Arizona Libraries, Special Collectionsen_US
dc.publisherScience Applications International Corporationen_US
dc.descriptionThis report presents a review of the literature concerning Native American occupancy and use of the Yucca Mountain area and vicinity. It draws on a wide range of material, including early traveler reports, government documents, ethnographic and historical works, and local newspapers. The report complements two other concurrent studies, one focused on the cultural resources of Native American people in the study area and the other an ethnobotanical study of plant resources used by Native American people in the study area. Both concurrent studies are based on interviews with Native American people. The literature review was designed to contribute to the understanding of the presence of Native American people in the Yucca Mountain area. A review of the existing literature about the Yucca Mountain area and southern Nye County, supplemented by the broader literature about the Great Basin, has verified three aspects of the study design. First, the review has aided in assessing the completeness of the list of Native American ethnic groups that have traditional or historical ties to the site. Second, it has aided in the production of a chronology of Native American activities that occurred on or near the site during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Third, it has helped to identify the location of cultural resources, including burials and other archaeological sites, in the study area and vicinity.en_US
dc.subjectEthnohistoryen_US
dc.subjectYucca Mountainen_US
dc.subjectSouthern Paiuteen_US
dc.subjectOwens Valley Paiuteen_US
dc.subjectWestern Shoshoneen_US
dc.subjectNuclear Wasteen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/271455-
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