Susie Danos has planted melons, cucumbers beans and okra in her garden in the predominantly Native American community of Isle Jean Charles, Louisiana. After years of storm flooding, some residents fear that the soil is contaminated by residue from offshore oil drilling. The Native American tribes that lived along the coast were self sufficient at fishing and farming for generations until massive coastal erosion robbed them of much of their native land. Frequent salt water intrusion kills plants and trees like the dead oak tree visible in the background. Lack of fresh water for drinking, gardening and livestock has been driving Native American communities further inland since the 1940s.