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Land Rights

Land Rights refer to right to use and exclude others from the use of land. Related issues involved in indigenous land rights include environmental protection, human rights and the ability to survive physically, culturally, and economically. In this exhibition it is also applied to environmental and health impacts caused by strip-mining in Appalachia.

Definitions of Land Rights and Manifest Destiny

Danver, S. L. (2013). Land rights, American Indian. In Encyclopedia of politics of the American West (Vol. 1, pp. 441-441). CQ Press,

Indian Law Resource Center. Land Rights.

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Manifest Destiny and Indian Removal.

American Indian Movement and Efforts to Impeach Oglala Lakota President Richard Wilson

Wikipedia. Wounded Knee Occupation.


Strip Mining in Appalachia

"Environmental Justice and Coal Mining in Appalachia." Wikipedia.

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