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Tending the wild : native American knowledge and the management of California's natural resources

Author: Kat Anderson
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, 2006, cop. 2005.
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An examination of Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources that reshapes our understanding of native cultures and shows how we might begin to use their knowledge in our  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kat Anderson
ISBN: 0520248511 9780520248519 0520238567 9780520238565
OCLC Number: 493549109
Notes: Table des matières.
Description: 1 vol. (XXIX-526 p.) : ill., 44 fig., cartes. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction PART I. CALIFORNIA AT CONTACT 1. Wildlife, Plants, and People 2. Gathering, Hunting, and Fishing 3. The Collision of Worlds PART II. INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENT AND ITS ECOLOGICAL BASIS 4. Methods of Caring for the Land 5. Landscapes of Stewardship 6. Basketry: Cultivating Herbs, Sedges, Grasses, and Tules 7. From Arrows to Weirs: Cultivating Shrubs and Trees 8. California's Cornucopia: A Calculated Abundance 9. Plant Foods Aboveground: Seeds, Grains, Leaves, and Fleshy Fruits 10. Plant Foods Belowground: Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers, and Taproots PART III. REKINDLING THE OLD WAYS 11. Contemporary California Indian Harvesting and Management Practices 12. Restoring Landscapes with Native Knowledge Coda: Indigenous Wisdom in the Modern World Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: M. Kat Anderson.
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