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Forgotten fires : Native Americans and the transient wilderness / by Omer C. Stewart ; edited and with introductions by Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2002Description: xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 0806134232
  • 9780806134239
  • 9780806140377
  • 0806140372
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 577.2 21
LOC classification:
  • E98.F38 .S74 2002
Other classification:
  • cci1icc
Contents:
Introduction / Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson -- An anthropological critique / M. Kat Anderson -- The effects of burning of grasslands and forests by aborigines the world over / Omer C. Stewart : Introduction ; The eastern woodlands ; Prairies and plains ; The mountain west.
Review: "A common stereotype about American Indians is that for centuries they lived in static harmony with nature in a pristine wilderness that remained unchanged until European colonization. Omer C. Stewart was one of the first anthropologists to recognize that Native Americans made significant impact across a wide range of environments. Most important, they regularly used fire to manage plant communities and associated animal species through varied and localized habitat burning. In Forgotten Fires, editors Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson present Stewart's original research and insights, presented in the 1950s yet still provocative today."--Jacket.
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BOOK BOOK NCAR Library Foothills Lab E98 .F38 .S74 2002 1 Checked out 07/01/2024 50583020020925
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Includes bibliographical references (p.315-354) and index.

Introduction / Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson -- An anthropological critique / M. Kat Anderson -- The effects of burning of grasslands and forests by aborigines the world over / Omer C. Stewart : Introduction ; The eastern woodlands ; Prairies and plains ; The mountain west.

"A common stereotype about American Indians is that for centuries they lived in static harmony with nature in a pristine wilderness that remained unchanged until European colonization. Omer C. Stewart was one of the first anthropologists to recognize that Native Americans made significant impact across a wide range of environments. Most important, they regularly used fire to manage plant communities and associated animal species through varied and localized habitat burning. In Forgotten Fires, editors Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson present Stewart's original research and insights, presented in the 1950s yet still provocative today."--Jacket.

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