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Pre-Course Activity: The Hoover Dam

https://www.nps.gov/articles/nevada-and-arizona-hoover-dam.htm

I am excited to see the Hoover Dam, something I have learned about for years, in person and from a different angle. Almost all that I have been taught about the Hoover Dam, including the article with the picture linked, only states the positive effects. However, last semester I took a class on the negative impacts of colonialism and new technology in places with settler colonialism. This was a very eye-opening experience, and I am curious to learn about how the dam changes the ecosystem and affects the communities around it in both positive and negative ways.