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Tending the Wild : Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources.

Author: M Kat Anderson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005.
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John Muir was an early proponent of a view we still hold today - that much of California was pristine, untouched wilderness before the arrival of Europeans. But as this groundbreaking book demonstrates, what Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers capeting the Central Valley were the fertile gardens of the Sierra Miwok and Valley Yokuts Indians, modified  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Kat Anderson
ISBN: 9780520933101 0520933109
OCLC Number: 475951223
Description: 1 online resource (557 pages)
Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface; Note on Languages, Territories, and Namesof California Indian Tribes; Introduction; PART I. CALIFORNIA AT CONTACT; PART II. INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENTAND ITS ECOLOGICAL BASIS; PART III. REKINDLING THE OLD WAYS; Coda: Indigenous Wisdom in the Modern World; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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John Muir was an early proponent of a view we still hold today - that much of California was pristine, untouched wilderness before the arrival of Europeans. But as this groundbreaking book demonstrates, what Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers capeting the Central Valley were the fertile gardens of the Sierra Miwok and Valley Yokuts Indians, modified and made productive by centuries of harvesting, tilling, sowing, pruning, and burning Marvelously detailed and beautifully written, Tending the Wild is an unparalleled examination of.

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