Civil Rights Era
Havasupai Empowerment and Land Restoration
Since the 1880s when the Havasupai were first forced onto a reservation of 518 acres until 1975 when their acreage was expanded, has life for the Havasupai remained the same or has it changed? Has the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries changed or remained the same? Note that rarely do things remain static and we often have complicated stories of some change and some continuity.
National Park Boundary Disputes and Changes in the 1970s
This lesson plan explores interest group politics and the 1970s land controversy at the Grand Canyon National Park. It does so to reveal the workings of democracy as well as to show changes in Park policy and changes in federal policies toward American Indians (e.g. more recognition of American Indian cultures and rights).