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Challenging many sacrosanct notions about the relationship between Native Americans and nature, the author discusses the possible role of Pleistocene-era humans in eradicating the mastodon, over-irrigation of crops among the Hohokam of ...

Author: Shepard Krech

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393321002

Category: History

Page: 318

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Challenging many sacrosanct notions about the relationship between Native Americans and nature, the author discusses the possible role of Pleistocene-era humans in eradicating the mastodon, over-irrigation of crops among the Hohokam of Arizona, and slash-and-burn farming techniques. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
1999 By Shepard Krech

Often cited as one of the most decisive campaigns in military history, the Seven Days Battles were the first campaign in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia-as well as the first in which Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ...

Author: Michael Eugene Harkin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803205666

Category: Nature

Page: 189

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Often cited as one of the most decisive campaigns in military history, the Seven Days Battles were the first campaign in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia-as well as the first in which Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson worked together.

A look at the first inhabitants of North America, this book studies their concepts of ecology, waste, and preservation before European settlements of the country.

Author: Shepard Krech

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 0613914147

Category: History

Page: 318

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A look at the first inhabitants of North America, this book studies their concepts of ecology, waste, and preservation before European settlements of the country.
2003 By Shepard Krech

Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups.

Author: Shepard Krech III

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588344144

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public about American Indian skills, practices, and beliefs. In Collecting Native America contributors examine the motivations, intentions, and actions of eleven collectors who devoted substantial parts of their lives and fortunes to acquiring American Indian objects and founding museums. They describe obsessive hobbyists such as George Heye, who, beginning with the purchase of a lice-ridden shirt, built a collection that—still unsurpassed in richness, diversity, and size—today forms the core of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Sheldon Jackson, a Presbyterian missionary in Alaska, collected and displayed artifacts as a means of converting Native peoples to Christianity. Clara Endicott Sears used sometimes invented displays and ceremonies at her Indian Museum near Boston to emphasize Native American spirituality. The contributors chart the collectors' diverse attitudes towards Native peoples, showing how their limited contact with American Indian groups resulted in museums that revealed more about assumptions of the wider society than about the cultures being described.
2014-08-19 By Shepard Krech III

This collection draws from African and North American cases to argue that the forms of knowledge identified as “indigenous” resulted from strategies to control environmental resources during and after colonial encounters.

Author: David M. Gordon

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444115

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Indigenous knowledge has become a catchphrase in global struggles for environmental justice. Yet indigenous knowledges are often viewed, incorrectly, as pure and primordial cultural artifacts. This collection draws from African and North American cases to argue that the forms of knowledge identified as “indigenous” resulted from strategies to control environmental resources during and after colonial encounters. At times indigenous knowledges represented a “middle ground” of intellectual exchanges between colonizers and colonized; elsewhere, indigenous knowledges were defined through conflict and struggle. The authors demonstrate how people claimed that their hybrid forms of knowledge were communal, religious, and traditional, as opposed to individualist, secular, and scientific, which they associated with European colonialism. Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment offers comparative and transnational insights that disturb romantic views of unchanging indigenous knowledges in harmony with the environment. The result is a book that informs and complicates how indigenous knowledges can and should relate to environmental policy-making. Contributors: David Bernstein, Derick Fay, Andrew H. Fisher, Karen Flint, David M. Gordon, Paul Kelton, Shepard Krech III, Joshua Reid, Parker Shipton, Lance van Sittert, Jacob Tropp, James L. A. Webb, Jr., Marsha Weisiger
2012-03-01 By David M. Gordon

Master Thesis, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

Author: Poul Erik Lauridsen


ISBN: OCLC:474218742

Category: Bolivia

Page: 84

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Master Thesis, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

Indeed, nostalgia for an ecological Indian identity impedes main— stream environmentalism's perception of contemporary environ— mental problems facing Native Americans, which, I want to argue here, are (at least in part) caused by the ...

Author: Sarah Jaquette Ray

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816511884

Category: Nature

Page: 211

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This book engages recent scholarship on trans-corporeality, disability studies, and environmental justice. Ray argues that environmental discourse often frames ecological crisis as a crisis of the body, therefore promoting ecological health at the cost of social equality. Ray urges us to be careful about the ways in which we construct “others” in our arguments to protect nature.
2013-05-16 By Sarah Jaquette Ray

For more on his conclusions, see Shepard Krech III, The Ecological Indian: Myth and History (New York: W. W. Norton, 1999). 52. Alfred W. Crosby, review of The Ecological Indian: Myth and History, by Shepard Krech, in Ethnohistory 49:3 ...

Author: Christopher Arris Oakley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803250697

Category: History

Page: 191

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"Keeping the Circle presents an overview of the modern history and identity of the Native peoples in twentieth-century North Carolina, including the Lumbees, the Tuscaroras, the Waccamaw Sioux, the Occaneechis, the Meherrins, the Haliwa-Saponis, and the Coharies. From the late 1800s until the 1930s, Native peoples in the eastern part of the state lived and farmed in small isolated communities. Although relatively insulated, they were acculturated, and few fit the traditional stereotype of an Indian. They spoke English, practiced Christianity, and in general lived and worked like other North Carolinians. Nonetheless, Indians in the state maintained a strong sense of "Indianness."" "The political, social, and economic changes effected by the New Deal and World War II forced Native Americans in eastern North Carolina to alter their definition of Indianness. The paths for gaining recognition of their Native identity in recent decades have varied: for some, identity has been achieved and expressed on a local stage; for others, sense of self is linked inextricably to national issues and concerns. Using a combination of oral history and archival research, Christopher Arris Oakley traces the strategic response of these Native groups in North Carolina to postwar society and draws broader conclusions about Native American identity in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET.
2005-01-01 By Christopher Arris Oakley

are much more complex than the Ecological Indian myth would have it. These relationships include deep ecological knowledge derived from use of and production from local natural resources as well as mythical, religious, and familial ...

Author: Jay Watson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496818126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Contributions by Eric Gary Anderson, Melanie R. Anderson, Jodi A. Byrd, Gina Caison, Robbie Ethridge, Patricia Galloway, LeAnne Howe, John Wharton Lowe, Katherine M. B. Osburn, Melanie Benson Taylor, Annette Trefzer, and Jay Watson From new insights into the Chickasaw sources and far-reaching implications of Faulkner’s fictional place-name “Yoknapatawpha,” to discussions that reveal the potential for indigenous land-, family-, and story-based methodologies to deepen understanding of Faulkner’s fiction (including but not limited to the novels and stories he devoted explicitly to Native American topics), the eleven essays of this volume advance the critical analysis of Faulkner’s Native South and the Native South’s Faulkner. Critics push beyond assessments of the historical accuracy of his Native representations and the colonial hybridity of his Indian characters. Essayists turn instead to indigenous intellectual culture for new models, problems, and questions to bring to Faulkner studies. Along the way, readers are treated to illuminating comparisons between Faulkner’s writings and the work of a number of Native American authors, filmmakers, tribal leaders, and historical figures. Faulkner and the Native South brings together Native and non-Native scholars in a stimulating and often surprising critical dialogue about the indigenous wellsprings of Faulkner’s creative energies and about Faulkner’s own complicated presence in Native American literary history.
2019-02-05 By Jay Watson

The image of the Ecological Indian is certainly potent , but it does not accurately represent the environmental record of historical Native Americans . There seems little reason to question the destructiveness and , at times , genocidal ...

Author: Associate Professor Sustainability Greg Garrard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415196914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man. Greg Garrard's animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: pollution wilderness apocalypse dwelling animals earth. Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticism and the impact of globalisation, this fully updated second edition also presents a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading in print and online. Concise, clear, and authoritative, Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.

This book explores the linguistic ecology of the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand, India through the experiences and discourses of minority youth and their educators.

Author: Cynthia Groff

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137519606

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 311

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This book explores the linguistic ecology of the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand, India through the experiences and discourses of minority youth and their educators. Providing in-depth examples of Indian multilingualism, this volume analyses how each language is valued in its own context; how national-level policies are appropriated and contested in local discourses; and how language and culture influence educational opportunities and identity negotiation for Kumauni young women. In doing so, the author examines how students and educators navigate a multilingual society with similarly diverse classroom practices. She simultaneously critiques the language and education system in modern India and highlights alternative perspectives on empowerment through the lens of a unique Gandhian educational context. This volume allows Kumauni women and their educators to take centre stage, and provides a thoughtful and nuanced insight into their minority language environment. This unique book is sure to appeal to students and scholars of multilingualism, sociolinguistics, language policy and minority languages.
2017-11-10 By Cynthia Groff

1999 The Ecological Indian: Myth and History. New York and London: W.W. Norton. Meyssan, Thierry. 2010 1982–1996: La ecología de Mercado. El Pretexto Climático. http://www. . Morgan, Lewis.

Author: Richard J. Chacon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461410652

Category: Social Science

Page: 524

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The decision to publish scholarly findings bearing on the question of Amerindian environmental degradation, warfare, and/or violence is one that weighs heavily on anthropologists. This burden stems from the fact that documentation of this may render descendant communities vulnerable to a host of predatory agendas and hostile modern forces. Consequently, some anthropologists and community advocates alike argue that such culturally and socially sensitive, and thereby, politically volatile information regarding Amerindian-induced environmental degradation and warfare should not be reported. This admonition presents a conundrum for anthropologists and other social scientists employed in the academy or who work at the behest of tribal entities. This work documents the various ethical dilemmas that confront anthropologists, and researchers in general, when investigating Amerindian communities. The contributions to this volume explore the ramifications of reporting--and, specifically,--of non-reporting instances of environmental degradation and warfare among Amerindians. Collectively, the contributions in this volume, which extend across the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, ethnic studies, philosophy, and medicine, argue that the non-reporting of environmental mismanagement and violence in Amerindian communities generally harms not only the field of anthropology but the Amerindian populations themselves.
2011-12-15 By Richard J. Chacon

various rhetorical and research flaws underlying Gill's premises and found throughout the book (ibid., 204–209). Shepard Krech III deconstructs theEcological Indian” stereotype, stating that it is one of the most persistent and deeply ...

Author: Suzanne J. Crawford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576075173

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 1271

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Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.

Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 95–122. Kelton, Paul, 2007. Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492–1715.

Author: Douglas Cazaux Sackman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444323628

Category: History

Page: 696

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A Companion to American Environmental History gatherstogether a comprehensive collection of over 30 essays that examinethe evolving and diverse field of American environmental history. Provides a complete historiography of American environmentalhistory Brings the field up-to-date to reflect the latest trends andencourages new directions for the field Includes the work of path-breaking environmental historians,from the founders of the field, to contributions frominnovative young scholars Takes stock of the discipline through five topically themedparts, with essays ranging from American Indian EnvironmentalRelations to Cities and Suburbs
2010-02-12 By Douglas Cazaux Sackman

The multicultural indigenous identity of the Disney Pocahontas is contingent upon the Ecological Indian myth, the uses ... Such debate used to polarize the images of Indians as either natural environmentalist in harmony with the land or ...

Author: Hsinya Huang

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443873086

Category: Art

Page: 250

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Aspects of Transnational and Indigenous Cultures addresses the issues of place and mobility, aesthetics and politics, as well as identity and community, which have emerged in the framework of Global/Transnational American and Indigenous Studies. With its ten chapters – contributions from the U.S., Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan – the volume conceptualizes a comparative/trans-national paradigm for crossing over national, regional and international boundaries and, in so doing, to imagine a shared world of poetics and aesthetics in contemporary transnational scholarship.
2015-01-12 By Hsinya Huang

Krech III, S. 1999, The Ecological Indian: Myth and History, W.W. Norton, New York. Krech III, S. 2007a, 'Beyond The Ecological Indian ' in Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian, eds M.E. Harkin ...

Author: Ronald Trosper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134111275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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How did one group of indigenous societies, on the Northwest Coast of North America, manage to live sustainably with their ecosystems for over two thousand years? Can the answer to this question inform the current debate about sustainability in today’s social ecological systems? The answer to the first question involves identification of the key institutions that characterized those societies. It also involves explaining why these institutions, through their interactions with each other and with the non-human components, provided both sustainability and its necessary corollary, resilience. Answering the second question involves investigating ways in which key features of today’s social ecological systems can be changed to move toward sustainability, using some of the rules that proved successful on the Northwest Coast of North America. Ronald L. Trosper shows how human systems connect environmental ethics and sustainable ecological practices through institutions.
2009-02-03 By Ronald Trosper

Many openly resisted Krech's deconstruction of the image of the Indian as “possess[ing] 'the secret of how to live in harmony with Mother Earth, to use what she offers without hurting her,' and to '[preserve] a wilderness ecological ...

Author: Michael D. Burke

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527563827

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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The essays in Maine’s Place in the Environmental Imagination address – from a variety of perspectives – how Maine’s unique identity among the states of the United States has been formed, and what that identity is: A place that is still imagined by others primarily through its environmental associations, its “nature” and landscape, rather than through its social arrangements and human history. The collection attempts a foundational study, not of a regional literature, but of a state literature. In doing so, it makes the case that Maine was constructed imaginatively and environmentally through its literature, and that this image is the one that endures even now. The essays suggest how this identity was formed, by discussing writings ranging from the recently recovered work of Joseph Nicolar, a member of the Penobscot Nation in the late 19th century, to the contemporary Maine author Carolyn Chute; from Thoreau’s canonical essay, “Ktaadn,” to the modernist E.B. White, whose works have an under-appreciated environmental project. Contributors include scholars Nathaniel Lewis, Annette Kolodny, Linda Kornasky, Daniel Malachuk, Kent Ryden, and Lynn Wake
2020-12-15 By Michael D. Burke

Alfred Crosby, Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900–1900 (New York, 1986), 305–306. 2. ... Ibid., 187; Shepard Krech, III, The Ecological Indian: Myth and History (New York, 1999), 38–39. 4.

Author: Ted Steinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032106

Category: History

Page: 368

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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of modern-day consumer culture, Steinberg recounts how the natural world influenced the course of human history. From the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to modern efforts to sell the wilderness as a consumer good, the author reminds readers that many critical episodes in our history were, in fact, environmental events. He highlights the ways in which we have attempted to reshape and control nature, from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan, which divided the national landscape into a grid, to the transformation of animals, crops, and even water into commodities. The text is ideal for courses in environmental history, environmental studies, urban studies, economic history, and American history. Passionately argued and thought-provoking, Down to Earth retells our nation's history with nature in the foreground--a perspective that will challenge our view of everything from Jamestown to Disney World.
2002-05-09 By Ted Steinberg

... and the best summer experience I have had”.9 Nature Transformed and The Ecological Indian Given that two of the three NEH Institutes took place in the mid-to-late 1990s, at the very moment I was writing The Ecological Indian, ...

Author: Kenneth Worthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351582902

Category: Nature

Page: 308

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Carolyn Merchant’s foundational 1980 book The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution established her as a pioneering researcher of human-nature relations. Her subsequent groundbreaking writing in a dozen books and over one hundred peer-reviewed articles have only fortified her position as one of the most influential scholars of the environment. This book examines and builds upon her decades-long legacy of innovative environmental thought and her critical responses to modern mechanistic and patriarchal conceptions of nature and women as well as her systematic taxonomies of environmental thought and action. Seventeen scholars and activists assess, praise, criticize, and extend Merchant’s work to arrive at a better and more complete understanding of the human place in nature today and the potential for healthier and more just relations with nature and among people in the future. Their contributions offer personal observations of Merchant’s influence on the teaching, research, and careers of other environmentalists.
2018-10-22 By Kenneth Worthy

The Ecological Indian stereotype insists that actual indigenous people conform to certain prescribed behaviors and values ... There is a whole subset of criticism examining the idea of whether Indians were or were not ecological actors ...

Author: No‘l Sturgeon

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816525811

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In this thoughtful and highly readable book, Noël Sturgeon illustrates the myriad and insidious ways in which American popular culture depicts social inequities as “natural” and how our images of “nature” interfere with creating solutions to environmental problems that are just and fair for all. Why is it, she wonders, that environmentalist messages in popular culture so often “naturalize” themes of heroic male violence, suburban nuclear family structures, and U.S. dominance in the world? And what do these patterns of thought mean for how we envision environmental solutions, like “green” businesses, recycling programs, and the protection of threatened species? Although there are other books that examine questions of culture and environment, this is the first book to employ a global feminist environmental justice analysis to focus on how racial inequality, gendered patterns of work, and heteronormative ideas about the family relate to environmental questions. Beginning in the late 1980s and moving to the present day, Sturgeon unpacks a variety of cultural tropes, including ideas about Mother Nature, the purity of the natural, and the allegedly close relationships of indigenous people with the natural world. She investigates the persistence of the “myth of the frontier” and its extension to the frontier of space exploration. She ponders the popularity (and occasional controversy) of penguins (and penguin family values) and questions assumptions about human warfare as “natural.” The book is intended to provoke debates—among college students and graduate students, among their professors, among environmental activists, and among all citizens who are concerned with issues of environmental quality and social equality.
2009 By No‘l Sturgeon

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