Dr. Bonnie Eberhardt Bobb

Dr. Bonnie Eberhardt Bobb is a cross-cultural psychologist and environmental consultant specializing in Native American issues. Her research includes the impact of environmental change resulting from federal policy and natural factors on Native lifeways, traditional food and medicine, and health.

Invisible Legacy: Western Shoshone & the Nuclear Era


In the 1980s, I traveled to Nevada several times to protest nuclear weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. A friend of mine was a “nuclear veteran,” one of the 6,000 soldiers positioned within a mile of one of the above-ground explosions in the 1950s to test the effects of the bomb. In other words, he was a subject of government experimentation without his knowledge or consent.