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New approaches to agricultural commitment: a decolonized approach to agricultural commitments on Ndee lands

Vidrine, Maria Elise (2022) New approaches to agricultural commitment: a decolonized approach to agricultural commitments on Ndee lands. Masters thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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Archaeologically, agricultural commitment defines the threshold state of a society that is organized around and reliant upon agriculture to meet most or all a group’s subsistence needs. There is a long history of invasive and extensive archaeological investigations at Grasshopper and Kinishba, two agriculturally committed Pueblo III (A.D. 1250- 1400) sites, that represent destructive and problematic histories of archaeological practice on Ndee lands. In collaboration with the White Mountain Apache Tribal Historic Preservation Office (WMA THPO) this thesis research takes a decolonized approach to engage with the past and present agricultural commitments on Ndee lands through interviews with community members. This thesis is guided by the Best Stewardship Practices set forth by WMA THPO and respectfully uses least impact methods of research such as interviews and soil analysis to discuss past and present agricultural commitment on Ndee lands. The outcome of this research intends to contribute to current Ndee food sovereignty initiatives and agricultural practices by Ndee people on Ndee lands.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: Collaboration; Community Engaged Research; Food Sovereignty; Ndée; White Mountain Apache; Arizona; Pueblo III; Agriculture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Social and Behavioral Science > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 17:06
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2023 17:06
URI: https://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/5941

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