Uncovering the Layered History of Glen Canyon Dam: A Tale of Dispossession and Indigenous Voices

Bsumek’s work delves into the complex history of Glen Canyon Dam, built in the 1950s, revealing it as an extension of these Anglo visions. She argues that the dam is not merely a utilitarian structure but a physical manifestation of Indigenous dispossession. This perspective challenges traditional narratives surrounding the dam, offering a fresh and nuanced understanding of its origins and impact.