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Tending the wild : Native American knowledge and the management of California's natural resources / M. Kat Anderson.

By: Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, 2013Description: pagesContent type:
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780520280434
  • 0520280431
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 333.7089970794 23
LOC classification:
  • E78.C15  .A676 2005
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.
Summary: "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 from their parents and grandparents and still practice today. The complex picture that emerges dispels the stereotype of Native Americans as hunter-gatherers, a stereotype long perpetuated in anthropological and historical literature."--Jacket.
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BOOK BOOK NCAR Library Foothills Lab E78 .C15 .A676 2005 1 Available 50583020020917
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

"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 from their parents and grandparents and still practice today. The complex picture that emerges dispels the stereotype of Native Americans as hunter-gatherers, a stereotype long perpetuated in anthropological and historical literature."--Jacket.

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