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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Spence, Mark David. Dispossessing the wilderness: Indian removal and the making of the national parks. Mark David Spence’s Disposing of Wilderness offers detailed case studies of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks. The reader is offered a fine. : Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks: Mark David Spence.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. From Common Ground 1. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country’s most cherished wilderness landscapes.

Spence demonstrates this claim with respect to three parks, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. Du Bois, and Wilderjess Bobo. By having some variation in the cases, Spence gets more leverage out of this story than Philip Burnham’s “Indian Country, God’s Country,” though Burnham covers more tribes and parks. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Most national parks expelled Indians early on in their history.

Yellowstone, Glacier, and Yosemite through the filter, the lense as it were, of Native American presence. Item can be shipped within U.

Dispossessing the Wilderness – Hardcover – Mark David Spence – Oxford University Press

Rather than embracing Native American perspectives of the land, sadly, false notions of pristine, untouched land is a dispsosessing so prevalent, it is thoroughly integrated into the country’s sense of national identity. Illustrations, maps, notes, index. This book examines the ideal of wilderness preservation in the United States from the antebellum era to the first half of the twentieth century, showing how the early conception of the wilderness as the place where Indians lived or should live gave way to the idealization of uninhabited wilderness.

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After exploring how early iterations of U. The New Negro Jeffrey C. In American Indians and National Parksauthors Robert Keller and Michael Turek use library research, interviews, and personal experience working for parks to explore the complexities of protecting land. So is the selection of photographs. Rather, early on in the 19th century Americans, such as Catlin for example, tended to look at the wilderness in its ‘natural’ state, that is, its condition before European conquest, advancement, and domination.

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Along with an overview of America’s westward expansion, this history also outlines the changing perspectives of people and nature over time as seen with prominent figures like George Catlin, John Muir, artists of the Hudson River School like Thomas Cole, and early American authors like Henry David Thoreau.

The book relates much of the same information as Robert Keller and Michael Turek’s volume American Indians and National Parks, but more succinctly and with better visual aids.

Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Rather than embracing Native American perspectives of the land, sad If you are looking for a great source on the National Park Service’s history with Native American groups, then I highly recommend Dispossessing the Wilderness.

Gonzalez Carman, Victoria, and Maria Carman. Eleanor rated dis;ossessing really liked it May 27, Courtnay rated it really liked it Mar 01, While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. Widerness people often only qualify for the lowest level jobs in parks, and training programs for them to fill administrative park positions are virtually nonexistent.

For example, there has been a pattern of overly stringent fire suppression as well as predator control programs that have resulted in unchecked numbers of ungulates overgrazing lands until they became targets of culling programs themselves.

This presence took on, at times, both a temporary or a permanent character. Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks Mark David Spence Abstract This book examines the ideal of wilderness preservation in the United States from the antebellum era to the first half of the twentieth century, showing how the early conception of the wilderness as the place where Indians lived or should live gave way to the idealization of uninhabited wilderness.

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Dispossessing the Wilderness

Joseph Thompson rated it really liked it Jan 08, Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

Wildrness documents the separate but symbiotic developments of the Indian reservation and recreational park systems, the former to corral Indians, the latter to sequester nature; with the twain never to interact therafter.

I used this book for a Native American History class I took and it was very enlightening. The authors examine the conflicting attitudes within native groups on issues ranging from mining, logging, dam building, and dam removal to boundary adjustments and social services associated with approximately Cultural and economic outcomes have been similar to those within the Tje States, with indigenous [End Page ] peoples legislated out of their traditional lifestyles into selling crafts, dancing at tourist hotels, or posing for pictures in “traditional” garb.

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I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed Spence’s writing, especially after a summer of some rough reads. There are many cases from Africa, Asia, and Australia of native peoples losing their lands to parks and being relocated into reserves by national governments. Keywords access rights conservation indigenous people national parks policies wilderness.

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Winter Fox rated it it was widlerness Nov 10, Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Indian removal developed at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks from the s to the s Exceptions and the Rule.

Showing of 8 reviews. Those who are looking for a stimulating addition to the broader parks literature are more likely to find it lacking.