publication . Article . 2019

Clouds at the Border: Threatened by the Wall

Zicari, Martin;
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  • Published: 24 Sep 2019
  • Publisher: North American Congress on Latin America, Inc.
The border, imposed on the Tohono O’odham by the U.S. and Mexico in 1853 through the Gadsen Purchase, has been a core issue for the community ever since. The border divided and compartmentalized the Tohono O’odham and their sacred land, threatening their traditional culture and economy. Access to key natural resources depended on free and extensive mobility through the desert, which was disrupted by the border line. Family and communal ties also waned as the O’odham had to adapt to different languages and national idiosyncrasies. Border crossing regulations changed over the years, preventing O’odham from visiting family or sacred sites, as well as seeking educat...
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