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Corbin Harney Nevada Test Site Protest Photograph Albums (MS-00308)

Abstract

The Corbin Harney Nevada Test Site Protest Photograph Albums (1995-1997, undated) are comprised of three photograph albums documenting the life and spiritual, environmental, and political activism work of Corbin Harney, elder and spiritual leader of the Newe ("the People") Western Shoshoni Indians. The majority of the photographs are focused on the anti-nuclear protest demonstrations by the Shundahai Network at the Nevada Test Site during the 1990s.

Date
1995-1997, undated
Extent
0.65 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.54 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
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Scope and Contents

The Corbin Harney Nevada Test Site Protest Photograph Albums (1995-1997, undated) are comprised of three photograph albums documenting the life and spiritual, environmental, and political activism work of Corbin Harney, elder and spiritual leader of the Newe ("the People") Western Shoshone Indians. The majority of the photographs are focused on the anti-nuclear protest demonstrations by the Shundahai Network (Shundahai is the Newe word for “peace and harmony with all creation”) at the Nevada Test Site during the 1990s. Also included in the albums are photographs from Harney's speaking engagements around the world, personal photographs from various trips in the United States, and documentation of sites related to nuclear waste.

Biographical / Historical Note

Leader of the Newe ("the People") Western Shoshone Indians, Corbin Harney was internationally known as an indigenous rights and anti-nuclear weapons activist. He participated in demonstrations from the Nevada Test Site to the Russian Nuclear Bombing Range in Kazakhstan. He was a featured speaker at anti-nuclear conferences around the world and led thousands past the front gates of the Nevada Test Site, which historically belongs to the Shoshone people.

In 1994, Harney founded the Shundahai Network, an organization of international activists that worked for environmental justice and land rights for indigenous communities. Shundahai is the Newe (Shoshone) word for "peace and harmony with all creation." He worked with people and organizations to respond to pressing environmental, nuclear, and Native issues. He wanted to ensure that Native voices were heard, and headed a movement to shape national and international policy. Corbin Harney passed away on July 10, 2007 near Santa Rosa, California.

Source:

"Biography: The Bear Goes Hungry," PBS: Circle of Stories. Accessed December 12, 2018. www.pbs.org/circleofstories/storytellers/corbin_harney.html

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

Corbin Harney Nevada Test Site Protest Photograph Albums, 1995-1997, undated. MS-00308. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00308
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material was donated in 2008 by Dixie van der Kamp; accession number 2008-25.

Processing Information

Material was processed by Joyce Moore in 2015. In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Douglas Emery rehoused the materials and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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