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Dispossessing the wilderness : Indian removal and the making of the national parks

Author: Mark David Spence
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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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  Read more...
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Spence, Mark David.
Dispossessing the wilderness.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98027456
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark David Spence
ISBN: 1602562660 9781602562660 9780195118827 0195118820 9780198027980 0198027982 1280471212 9781280471216 9780199848812 0199848815
OCLC Number: 559853003
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: from common ground --
Looking backward and westward: the "Indian wilderness" in the antebellum era --
The wild west, or toward separate islands --
Before the wilderness: native peoples and Yellowstone --
First wilderness: America's wonderland and indian removal from Yellowstone National Park --
Backbone of the world: the Blackfeet and the Glacier National Park area --
Crowning the continent: the American wilderness ideal and Blackfeet exclusion from Glacier National Park --
The heart of the sierras, 1864-1916 --
Yosemite Indians and the National Park ideal, 1916-1969 --
Conclusion: exceptions and the rule.
Responsibility: Mark David Spence.
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