Nuclear Science Museum While in New Mexico, we visited the Nuclear Science Museum. We learned that while the US was in WWII they had an extensive demand for Uranium. One of the premier mining locations in the US was situated in the same area as Navajo Country and navajo miners contributed around 13 millions tons of Uranium to the US military. This fits into the pillar Investigate the World because going to this museum helped us understand more about the history of the United States and learn how the mistakes that were made in the past can effect the future. Furthermore, this addresses my overarching question because it brings up an important issue of human rights. Although this mining in Navajo land was instrumental to the US success in the war, it had disastrous effects on the land and the people. Being exposed to high levels of unprotected radiation caused countless cases of lung cancer and respiratory problems. As a result of these issues, the Navajo Nation passed the Dine Natural Resource Protection Act in 2005, prohibiting all forms of uranium mining and processing on Navajo lands. This is just one more example of how Native American people had to suffer great loses before their fight for equal rights could be heard by the US government. You might notice that the Dine Natural Resource Protection Act wasn't passed until 2005, 60 years after the war.