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Native Americans and the environment : perspectives on the ecological Indian

Native Americans and the environment : perspectives on the ecological Indian

Author: Michael Eugene Harkin; David Rich Lewis; Judith Antell; Brian C Hosmer; Shepard Krech, III
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
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"Native Americans and the Environment brings together an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars whose works continue and complicate the conversations that Shepard Krech started in The Ecological Indian. Hailed as a masterful synthesis and yet assailed as a problematic political tract, Shepard Krech?s work prompted significant discussions in scholarly communities and among Native Americans. Rather than provide  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Native Americans and the environment.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eugene Harkin; David Rich Lewis; Judith Antell; Brian C Hosmer; Shepard Krech, III
ISBN: 9780803273610 0803273614
OCLC Number: 70176885
Description: xxxiv, 367 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Judith Antell --
Preface / Brian Hosmer --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Michael E. Harkin --
pt. 1. Shepard Krech and his critics --
1. Beyond The ecological Indian / Shepard Krech III --
2. The ecological Indian and the politics of representation : critiquing The ecological Indian in the age of ecocide / Darren J. Ranco --
3. Myths of the ecological whitemen : histories, science, and rights in North American-Native American relations / Harvey A. Feit --
pt. 2. (Over)hunting large game --
4. Did the ancestors of Native Americans cause animal extinctions in late-pleistocene North America? : and does it matter if they did? / Robert L. Kelly and Mary M. Prasciunas --
5. Rationality and resource use among hunters : some Eskimo examples / Ernest S. Burch Jr. --
6. Wars over buffalo : stories versus stories on the northern Plains / Dan Flores --
pt. 3. Representations of Indians and animals --
7. Watch for falling bison : the buffalo hunt as museum trope and ecological allegory / John Dorst --
8. Ecological and un-ecological Indians : the (non)portrayal of Plains Indians in the buffalo commons literature / Sebastian F. Braun. pt. 4. Traditional ecological knowledge --
9. Swallowing wealth : Northwest Coast beliefs and ecological practices / Michael E. Harkin --
10. Sustaining a relationship : inquiry into the emergence of a logic of engagement with salmon among the southern Tlingits / Stephen J. Langdon --
pt. 5. Contemporary resource management issues --
11. The politics of cultural revitalization and intertribal resource management : the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission and the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota / Larry Nesper and James H. Schlender --
12. Skull Valley goshutes and the politics of nuclear waste : environment, identity, and sovereignty / David Rich Lewis --
Afterword / Shepard Krech III --
List of contributors --
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Michael E. Harkin and David Rich Lewis ; foreword by Judith Antell ; preface by Brian Hosmer ; afterword by Shepard Krech III.
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Explores related historical and contemporary themes and subjects involving Native Americans and the environment. This volume examines topics as divergent as Pleistocene extinctions and the problem of  Read more...


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