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Black RockA Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place$
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William A. Dodge

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781578069934

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.001.0001

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Constructing the Zuni Dam

Constructing the Zuni Dam

(p.79) Chapter 4 Constructing the Zuni Dam
Black Rock

William A. Dodge

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter presents the story of the construction of the Zuni Dam. It shows that the federal government’s decision to build the dam and adjacent town had a profound cultural and political impact on the Zuni people’s lifestyle and worldview. The project was plagued by the dam failure, huge construction cost overruns, and an uncontrollable silt problem.

Keywords:   dam construction, Black Rock, Zuni people, irrigation project

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