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Tending The Wild

Author : Kat Anderson
ISBN : 0520248511
Genre : Nature
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Demonstrates how Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources can contribute to contemporary conservation efforts, exploring the land management practices that Native Americans recall from their grandparents, such as how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. Original.
Category: Nature

Forgotten Fires

Author : Omer C. Stewart
ISBN : 0806140372
Genre : History
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How North American Indians shaped and renewed the land long before Europeans arrived
Category: History

Paradise Found

Author : Steve Nicholls
ISBN : 9780226583426
Genre : Nature
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The first Europeans to set foot on North America stood in awe of the natural abundance before them. The skies were filled with birds, seas and rivers teemed with fish, and the forests and grasslands were a hunter’s dream, with populations of game too abundant and diverse to even fathom. It’s no wonder these first settlers thought they had discovered a paradise of sorts. Fortunately for us, they left a legacy of copious records documenting what they saw, and these observations make it possible to craft a far more detailed evocation of North America before its settlement than any other place on the planet. Here Steve Nicholls brings this spectacular environment back to vivid life, demonstrating with both historical narrative and scientific inquiry just what an amazing place North America was and how it looked when the explorers first found it. The story of the continent’s colonization forms a backdrop to its natural history, which Nicholls explores in chapters on the North Atlantic, the East Coast, the Subtropical Caribbean, the West Coast, Baja California, and the Great Plains. Seamlessly blending firsthand accounts from centuries past with the findings of scientists today, Nicholls also introduces us to a myriad cast of characters who have chronicled the changing landscape, from pre–Revolutionary era settlers to researchers whom he has met in the field. A director and writer of Emmy Award–winning wildlife documentaries for the Smithsonian Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and PBS, Nicholls deploys a cinematic flair for capturing nature at its most mesmerizing throughout. But Paradise Found is much more than a celebration of what once was: it is also a reminder of how much we have lost along the way and an urgent call to action so future generations are more responsible stewards of the world around them. The result is popular science of the highest order: a book as remarkable as the landscape it recreates and as inspired as the men and women who discovered it.
Category: Nature

Plants People And Places

Author : Nancy J. Turner
ISBN : 9780228003175
Genre : Social Science
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For millennia, plants and their habitats have been fundamental to the lives of Indigenous Peoples - as sources of food and nutrition, medicines, and technological materials - and central to ceremonial traditions, spiritual beliefs, narratives, and language. While the First Peoples of Canada and other parts of the world have developed deep cultural understandings of plants and their environments, this knowledge is often underrecognized in debates about land rights and title, reconciliation, treaty negotiations, and traditional territories. Plants, People, and Places argues that the time is long past due to recognize and accommodate Indigenous Peoples' relationships with plants and their ecosystems. Essays in this volume, by leading voices in philosophy, Indigenous law, and environmental sustainability, consider the critical importance of botanical and ecological knowledge to land rights and related legal and government policy, planning, and decision making in Canada, the United States, Sweden, and New Zealand. Analyzing specific cases in which Indigenous Peoples' inherent rights to the environment have been denied or restricted, this collection promotes future prosperity through more effective and just recognition of the historical use of and care for plants in Indigenous cultures. A timely book featuring Indigenous perspectives on reconciliation, environmental sustainability, and pathways toward ethnoecological restoration, Plants, People, and Places reveals how much there is to learn from the history of human relationships with nature.
Category: Social Science


Author : Andrew Rolle
ISBN : 9781118701140
Genre : History
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The eighth edition of California: A History covers the entire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently do call, California home. Explores the latest developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along with numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitate student comprehension Offers illuminating insights into the significant events and people that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream Includes discussion of recent – and uniquely Californian – social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and most recently "Silicon Beach"
Category: History

Recognition Sovereignty Struggles And Indigenous Rights In The United States

Author : Amy E. Den Ouden
ISBN : 9781469602172
Genre : Social Science
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This engaging collection surveys and clarifies the complex issue of federal and state recognition for Native American tribal nations in the United States. Den Ouden and O'Brien gather focused and teachable essays on key topics, debates, and case studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, including historians, anthropologists, legal scholars, and political scientists, the essays cover the history of recognition, focus on recent legal and cultural processes, and examine contemporary recognition struggles nationwide. Contributors are Joanne Barker (Lenape), Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Brothertown), Rosemary Cambra (Muwekma Ohlone), Amy E. Den Ouden, Timothy Q. Evans (Haliwa-Saponi), Les W. Field, Angela A. Gonzales (Hopi), Rae Gould (Nipmuc), J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli), K. Alexa Koenig, Alan Leventhal, Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee), Jean M. O'Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), John Robinson, Jonathan Stein, Ruth Garby Torres (Schaghticoke), and David E. Wilkins (Lumbee).
Category: Social Science

Wild Men

Author : Douglas Cazaux Sackman
ISBN : 9780195178524
Genre : History
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Documents the friendship between an early 20th-century founder of American anthropology and a last surviving Native American, describing Ishi's adaptation to modern city life while retaining his inherent culture and Kroeber's subsequent questioning of his profession and civilization.
Category: History

The River Of Life

Author : Michael Marchand
ISBN : 9783110275889
Genre : Science
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Sustainability defines the need for any society to live within the constraints of the land's capacity to deliver all natural resources the society consumes. This book compares the general differences between Native Americans and western world view towards resources. It will provide the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a sustainability portfolio designed by indigenous peoples. This book introduces the ideas on how to link nature and society to make sustainable choices. To be sustainable, nature and its endowment needs to be linked to human behavior similar to the practices of indigenous peoples. The main goal of this book is to facilitatethinking about how to change behavior and to integrate culture intothinking and decision-processes.
Category: Science

They D Sing And They D Tell

Author : Steven Joel Elster
ISBN : UCSD:31822006664080
Genre : Creation
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This study addresses music-making throughout a relatively large geographical region, one that extends beyond Southern California to include part of Northern Baja California in Mexico and also a portion of Arizona, an area designated here as the Extended Southern California Region (ESCR). Throughout the ESCR, singers from the various tribes perform "song cycles." A night-long performance of a song cycle generally involves the singing of a series of some 200 to 300 individual songs. In ESCR music, the melody of each song, its words, the rhythm of the percussion instruments used (most commonly hand-held gourd rattles), and the dance steps are closely integrated. The songs in a song cycle are divided into sets, each consisting of two or more songs. During the first half ot eh 20th century, a number of scholars, including Constance DuBois, Francis Densmore, Alfred Kroeber, Duncan Strong, and Ruth Underhill, studied the culture of one or more tribes. In the process, many of these researchers created transcriptions of songs and/or of the creation stories of a particular tribe. With their transcriptions of creation stories, most scholars sought to create a record of the narrative of each story, but they did not focus on the related question of documenting how each singer-storyteller told his story. However, a survey of a selection of these creation story-texts, taken from different parts of the region in question, shows that they contain a number of clues regarding how they may have been told. Many creation-story texts are divided into episodes, most of which are associated with a set of songs. A rendition of some creation stories may have involved both singing and telling, that is, spoken narration; furthermore, creation stories and song cycles may be similar both in the manner of their performance and in their overall structure
Category: Creation

Managing The Commons

Author : Letitia Merino (ed)
ISBN : MINN:31951D02373366R
Genre : Biodiversity
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Category: Biodiversity

New Scientist

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033936816
Genre : Science
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The Archaeology Of The Donner Party

Author : Donald L Hardesty
ISBN : 0874176611
Genre : Social Science
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The tragic saga of the Donner Party has inspired both legend and scholarship ever since the survivors were rescued from the High Sierra snows in the spring of 1847. When archaeologist Donald L. Hardesty and four colleagues—a historian and three other archaeologists—turned their collective attention to the ordeal of the Donner Party, the result was an original and sometimes surprising new study of this pioneer group and their place in the history of overland migration. Now available for the first time in paperback, The Archaeology of the Donner Party combines the fruits of meticulous investigation of the Sierra Nevada sites with scientific analysis of artifacts discovered there and interpretation of the documents of the party and the memoirs of survivors. Through this interdisciplinary approach, Hardesty and his colleagues offer new insight into the ordeal of these ill-fated emigrants and demonstrate the vital role that archaeology can play in illuminating and expanding our understanding of historical events. Contributions by Michael Brodhead, Donald K. Grayson, Susan Lindstrom, and George L. Miller.
Category: Social Science


Author : Don Lee Hankins
ISBN : UCAL:X83052
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