American Indian Solutions to Environmental Challenges

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Our Challenge

There have been many changes to the Campo Kumeyaay homelands. Wetland areas and the water supply have been decimated by years of cattle grazing and other factors.

Key Terms

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    An area where an event or series of events have disrupted the ecosystem, community, or population structure, and altered the physical environment.

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    Plants that are not typically found in an area, but have been introduced through disruption to the ecosystem, including human activity.

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    Related to the bank of a river or stream.

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    Plants.

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Explore: Kumeyaay Land Erosion Causes

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Try These Questions

In the video it says that people now must dig 1000-foot-deep wells to reach water that they used to reach with 200-foot wells. Why is the land so much drier now?
Which of the following statements is true about cattle grazing on Kumeyaay lands?
True or false? The lack of oak trees, both young and old, is a sign that the landscape is distressed.
Landscape

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How has the local environment been damaged?

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What caused the damage to the local environment?

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