American Indians and National Forests

Author: Theodore Catton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816531994

Category: History

Page: 373

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American Indians and National Forests tells the untold story of how the U.S. Forest Service and tribal nations dealt with sweeping changes in forest use, ownership, and management over the last century and a half. Marginalized in American society and long denied a seat at the table of public land stewardship, American Indian tribes have at last taken their rightful place and are making themselves heard. Weighing indigenous perspectives on the environment is an emerging trend in public land management in the United States and around the world. The Forest Service has been a strong partner in that movement over the past quarter century.
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Guide to USDA programs for American Indians and Alaska natives

Author: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Office of Congressional Relations,United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Office of Intergovernmental Affairs,United States. Dept. of Agriculture

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 136

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Restoring a Presence

American Indians and Yellowstone National Park

Author: Peter Nabokov,Lawrence L. Loendorf

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806135892

Category: History

Page: 381

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Illustrated with photographs and maps, this book documents the many different roles American Indians have played in the history of Yellowstone National Park.
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American Indians and National Parks

Author: Robert H. Keller,Michael F. Turek

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520145

Category: History

Page: 319

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Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest parks—Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades—as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere. In American Indians and National Parks, authors Robert Keller and Michael Turek relate these untold tales of conflict and collaboration. American Indians and National Parks details specific relationships between native peoples and national parks, including land claims, hunting rights, craft sales, cultural interpretation, sacred sites, disposition of cultural artifacts, entrance fees, dams, tourism promotion, water rights, and assistance to tribal parks. Beginning with a historical account of Yosemite and Yellowstone, American Indians and National Parks reveals how the creation of the two oldest parks affected native peoples and set a pattern for the century to follow. Keller and Turek examine the evolution of federal policies toward land preservation and explore provocative issues surrounding park/Indian relations. When has the National Park Service changed its policies and attitudes toward Indian tribes, and why? How have environmental organizations reacted when native demands, such as those of the Havasupai over land claims in the Grand Canyon, seem to threaten a national park? How has the Park Service dealt with native claims to hunting and fishing rights in Glacier, Olympic, and the Everglades? While investigating such questions, the authors traveled extensively in national parks and conducted over 200 interviews with Native Americans, environmentalists, park rangers, and politicians. They meticulously researched materials in archives and libraries, assembling a rich collection of case studies ranging from the 19th century to the present. In American Indians and National Parks, Keller and Turek tackle a significant and complicated subject for the first time, presenting a balanced and detailed account of the Native-American/national-park drama. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for policymakers, conservationists, historians, park visitors, and others who are concerned about preserving both cultural and natural resources.
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Forgotten Fires

Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness

Author: Omer Call Stewart

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134239

Category: History

Page: 364

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A common stereotype about American Indians is that for centuries they lived in static harmony with nature, in a pristine wilderness that remained unchanged until European colonization. Omer C. Stewart was one of the first anthropologists to recognize that Native Americans made significant impact across a wide range of environments. Most important, they regularly used fire to manage plant communities and associated animal species through varied and localized habitat burning. In Forgotten Fires, editors Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson present Stewart's original research and insights, written in the 1950s yet still provocative today. Significant portions of Stewart's text have not been available until now, and Lewis and Anderson set Stewart's findings in the context of current knowledge about Native hunter-gatherers and their uses of fire.
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Day and Overnight Hikes: West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329708

Category: Travel

Page: 176

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The heart and soul of wild, wonderful West Virginia, the mighty Monongahela National Forest is within a day's drive of one-third of the population of the United States. The best way to see and experience the stately forests and pristine waterfalls is by foot. Completely updated with five new hikes and a new design, Day and Overnight Hikes: West VirginiaÕs Monongahela National Forest will guide visitors the entire way while exploring this national treasure. Picking the best of the best from the amazing trail system within the forestÕs 900,000 acres is no easy task, but outdoor guru Johnny Molloy has answered the call with this new edition of his classic guide. With directions to over 40 day and overnight hikes that lead to sites of exceptional beauty and solitude, Day and Overnight Hikes: West VirginiaÕs Monongahela National Forest will help hikers discover the best that the ÒMonÓ has to offer.
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Native Americans and Public Policy

Author: Fremont J. Lyden,Lyman H. Legters

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297682X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Native Americans, who are recognized simultaneously as sovereign tribal groups and as American citizens, present American society and its policy-making process with a problem fundamentally different from that posed by other ethnic minorities. In these essays, the contributors discuss the historical background, certain pathologies of Indian-white relations, questions of legal sovereignty and economic development, and efforts to find new ways of successfully resolving recent controversies. Contributors: Gary C. Anders; Russel Lawrence Barsh; Guillermo Bartelt; Duane Champagne; Ward Churchill; Michael J. Evans; M. Annette Jaimes; Anne McCullogh; C. Patrick Morris; Nicholas C. Peroff; Kurt Russo; Dave Somers; Richard W. Stoffle; Ronald L. Trosper; Steven Zubalik; and the editors.
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Dispossessing the Wilderness

Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Author: Mark David Spence

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880689

Category: Science

Page: 200

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National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.
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Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area
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National Forest Scenic Byways Program

Partnership Success Stories

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scenic byways

Page: 32

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National forest scenic byways projects range in scope from corridor management planning to renovation of historic sites, new visitor facilities, interpretive waysides, scenic overlooks, marketing plans, and other projects. Federal Lands Highways Transportation Planning Assistance funds have made an invaluable contribution to these projects and have also leveraged grant opportunities available through FHWA National Scenic Byways Program competitive grants. These two funding sources have been the catalyst for the may outstanding community-based tourism development efforts highlighted throughout this report.
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Wilderburbs

Communities on Nature's Edge

Author: Lincoln Bramwell

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805587

Category: History

Page: 344

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Since the 1950s, the housing developments in the West that historian Lincoln Bramwell calls �wilderburbs� have offered residents both the pleasures of living in nature and the creature comforts of the suburbs. Remote from cities but still within commuting distance, nestled next to lakes and rivers or in forests and deserts, and often featuring spectacular views of public lands, wilderburbs celebrate the natural beauty of the American West and pose a vital threat to it. Wilderburbs tells the story of how roads and houses and water development have transformed the rural landscape in the West. Bramwell introduces readers to developers, homeowners, and government regulators, all of whom have faced unexpected environmental problems in designing and building wilderburb communities, including unpredictable water supplies, threats from wildfires, and encounters with wildlife. By looking at wilderburbs in the West, especially those in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, Bramwell uncovers the profound environmental consequences of Americans� desire to live in the wilderness.
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