The following paper under the title 'Arguments on the Legalization of Snow Making Using Dirty Water' presents the United States which is home to many tribes living in villages on mountain peaks and untouched, virgin forests like the San Francisco Peak…
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The paper also debates and strongly opposes the idea of using dirty water to form artificial snow, in addition to protecting the affected peaks. The Peaks, according to the article “Saving the San Francisco Peaks,” towers at about 12, 000 feet above Flagstaff, Arizona found at the western edge of Navajo lands (Duncklee et al., web). For quite a long time, the indigenous tribes located within Northern Arizona regarded it as a holy place. However, in disregard of that fact, current plans are underway to construct a pipeline, 14miles in length bound to reach the top of theses peaks. This project aims at creating a wastewater reservoir for a ski resort that will make artificial snow. Technology is on an uphill scale as now man can defy nature and come up with artificial snow; however, this does not render him any right to interfere with what the people hold strongly as their sacred place. In accordance to Yavapai-Apache tribe chairman Vincent Randall, “San Francisco Peaks is one of the sacred places where the earth brushes up against the unseen world” (Grant, 118) This is a crystal indicator of the belief inhabitants of the San Francisco Peaks bear towards the sacredness of the region. Moreover, the site forms a magnificent view to anyone who has a chance to see it. Moreover, as for the inhabitants, it is more than the view; it is where earth meets the heavens because of its towering height. Ultimately, it is a place where the earth connects with the gods. It is also within their strong belief that the Peaks serve as a connection to the sacred world of the gods. In addition, the peaks’ traditional Navajo name is “doo’ko’oosliidd’ which literally translates as “shining on top.” The Hopi forms another tribe that inhabits the San Francisco Peaks who believe that their ancestral kachina spirits live atop those peaks. In addition, they believe that these spirits cause rain and snow to fall. It is in their belief too that natural snowmaking cycles may cease if the kachinas' spirits witness humans making snow.
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