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The Resource Dispossessing the wilderness : Indian removal and the making of the national parks, Mark David Spence

Dispossessing the wilderness : Indian removal and the making of the national parks, Mark David Spence

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Dispossessing the wilderness : Indian removal and the making of the national parks
Title
Dispossessing the wilderness
Title remainder
Indian removal and the making of the national parks
Statement of responsibility
Mark David Spence
Title variation
Indian removal and the making of the national parks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mark David Spence examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. He explores the idealization of uninhabited wilderness in the late nineteenth century and the policies of Indian removal developed at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks between the 1870s and the 1930s. Concerned with the historical and cultural importance of national park areas to the peoples who previously inhabited them, Spence also analyzes the efforts of various American Indian tribes to maintain a connection to these places after their dispossession. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, this book details the ways in which national parks have developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century." "Spence's rich study will interest scholars and students of environmental history, Western history, American studies, and American Indian studies, as well as native scholars, environmentalists, and members of the National Park Service."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spence, Mark David
Dewey number
978/.00497
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.R4
LC item number
S64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Wilderness areas
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
  • Indian Removal, 1813-1903
Label
Dispossessing the wilderness : Indian removal and the making of the national parks, Mark David Spence
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From common ground -- Looking backward and westward: the "Indian wilderness" in the antebellum era -- The wild West, or toward separate islands -- Before the wilderness: native peoples and Yellowstone -- First wilderness: America's wonderland and Indian removal from Yellowstone National Park -- Backbone of the world: the Blackfeet and the Glacier National Park area -- Crowning the continent: the American wilderness ideal and Blackfeet exclusion from Glacier National Park -- The heart of the Sierras, 1864-1916 -- Yosemite Indians and the National Park ideal, 1916-1969 -- Exceptions and the rule
Control code
39307389
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780195118827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98027456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Dispossessing the wilderness : Indian removal and the making of the national parks, Mark David Spence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From common ground -- Looking backward and westward: the "Indian wilderness" in the antebellum era -- The wild West, or toward separate islands -- Before the wilderness: native peoples and Yellowstone -- First wilderness: America's wonderland and Indian removal from Yellowstone National Park -- Backbone of the world: the Blackfeet and the Glacier National Park area -- Crowning the continent: the American wilderness ideal and Blackfeet exclusion from Glacier National Park -- The heart of the Sierras, 1864-1916 -- Yosemite Indians and the National Park ideal, 1916-1969 -- Exceptions and the rule
Control code
39307389
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780195118827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98027456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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