Taking Back the Land


Native Americans: Taking Back the Land
 
Native Americans bid to reclaim what was once theirs.
 
"Flames leap up 20 feet around her. White smoke curls into the air and the heat hits her face as Victoria Ranua torches Canada thistle, foxtail and reed canary grass. Ranua is a botanist on an unusual mission. She’s trying to burn up any invasive weeds that European settlers brought with them 150 years ago, when they stampeded onto land once belonging exclusively to American Indians."
 
Hilary Shenfeld
Newsweek Web Exclusive
Updated: 10:24 AM ET May 29, 2008

 
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I was born in New Zealand (Kiwi) I do not necessarily agree with or endorse all of the views presented here. This is a learning curve! I have a wide range of interesting trivia or facts on a variety of topics with-in this blog, also like to show a presentation of some of my photography & art. Hope your day has been kind :-)
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