The story of the Dust Bowl often focuses on the plight of European settlers whose agricultural promise descended into absolute ruin during decades of drought, but the nation’s most infamous climate disaster also precipitated the needless forced slaughter of masses of Native-owned livestock and subsequent land and water use policies to the detriment of many tribes. Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy reflects on the Dust Bowl’s legacy for Native Americans with Dr. David Chang (Native Hawaiian), professor of history and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota; Dr. David Wilkins (Lumbee), professor at the University of Richmond; Larry O’Dell, director of communications at the Oklahoma Historical Society; and Greg Scott, Oklahoma Conservation Commission soil scientist and geomorphologist.
Plus, a recorded interview with Hannah Holleman, professor of sociology and environmental studies at Amherst College.
Break 1 music: Edge of the Rez, Part 2 (song) The Blue Stone Project (artist) Blue Stone (album)
Break 2 music: Okisikowak (song) Asani (artist) Listen (album)