, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
The United Houma Nation (UHN) is Louisiana’s largest Indian tribe. For centuries, fishing has been a staple of the Houma way of life. In modern times this tradition has been jeopardized by the growing oil industry within the Gulf of Mexico and along the Louisiana coastline. The Houma are seemingly helpless against the destruction of their home and culture. This is due to several factors, such as the problems caused by accidents within the oil industry and lack of legal protections and preservation projects for the natural habitats of the Louisiana coastal areas.
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