American Indians and National Forests

Author: Theodore Catton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816531994

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7818

"This book tells the story of how tribal nations and the U.S. Forest Service dealt with wholesale changes in forest ownership and forest use, changes that alternately alienated Indians from foresters or brought them together in cooperative endeavors"--Provided by publisher.

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


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 136

View: 6935


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

View: 1675

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

American Indians and National Parks

Author: Robert H. Keller,Michael F. Turek

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520145

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 872

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.

Forgotten Fires

Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness

Author: Omer Call Stewart

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134239

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 8884

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.

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

View: 838

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.

Die Berge Kaliforniens

Author: John Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882210507

Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)

Page: 352

View: 8966


A Forest of Time

American Indian Ways of History

Author: Peter Nabokov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568746

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 8652

American Indian Ways of History.

Gott ist rot

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889774590


Page: 191

View: 2638


Origins of the National Forests

A Centennial Symposium

Author: Harold K. Steen

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 334

View: 3492

The national forests lay across America's diverse ecological and political geography, their 191 million acres ocuppying about 10 percent of the nation's land base. On the occasion of the centennial of the National Forest System, Origins of the National Forests examines the issues that have confronted the development, management, and use of the national forests since their inception in 1891. The national forests are a major source of wood, water, minerals, forage, animal life and habitat, and wilderness. Yet questions of who controls and who benefits from the resources have posed problems and conflicts from the origins of the Forest Service to the present. Based on a 1991 Forest History Society conference, the essays collected here discuss a range of important topics surrounding our national forests, including the relationship between the federal and state systems that regulate the forests; the privately owned lands within the forests that are governed by federal statutes, state laws, and county ordinances; the ill-defined rights of those who lived on the land long before it was a national forest and were forced off the land; and the effect of early policymaking decisions made within the framework of the emerging Conservation Movement. Origins of the National Forest will be of interest to scholars and students in forest and environmental history, land management, and environmental studies. Contributors. Ron Arnold, Pamela A. Conners, Mary S. Culpin, Stanley Dempsey, Peter Gillis, Donn E. Headley, Robert L. Hendricks, Stephen Larrabee, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Dennis L. Lynch, Michael McCarthy, Char Miller, Joseph A. Miller, James Muhn, Kevin Palmer, Donald Pisani, John F. Reiger, William Rowley, Michael Ryan, William E. Shands, Harold K. Steen, Richard White, Gerald W. Williams

American Indians and the Urban Experience

Author: Susan Lobo,Kurt Peters

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502758

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 2198

Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, poetry, prose, and stunning art—from photography and graffiti to rap and songs—that documents American Indian experiences of urban life. A pervasive rural/urban dichotomy still shapes the popular and scholarly perceptions of Native Americans, but this is a false expression of a complex and constantly changing reality. When viewed from the Native perspectives, our concepts of urbanity and approaches to American Indian studies are necessarily transformed. Courses in Native American studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, and urban studies must be in step with contemporary Indian realities. This powerful combination of pathbreaking scholarship and visual and literary arts will be enjoyed by students, scholars, and a general audience.