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

Author: Kat Anderson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tending the Wild is an examination of the extensive knowledge Native Americans brought to bear in managing California's natural resources and the imprint this management left on the state's landscape. M. Kat Anderson presents a wealth of information gleaned from biological research and historical literature, as well as interviews with California Indians who describe the Old Ways of relating to nature they learned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kat Anderson
ISBN: 0520238567 9780520238565 0520248511 9780520248519 9780520280434 0520280431
OCLC Number: 56103978
Description: xxix, 526 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. California at contact --
1. The wildlife, plants, and people --
2. Gathering, hunting, and fishing --
3. The collision of worlds --
pt. II. Indigenous land management and its ecological basis --
4. Methods of caring for the land --
5. Landscapes of stewardship --
6. Basketry : cultivating forbs, 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 fruits --
10. Plant foods belowground : bulbs, corms, rhizomes, taproots, and tubers --
pt. 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.
Responsibility: M. Kat Anderson.
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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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