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

The book’s scope is narrow – it only explains Indian-white relations in Yellowstone, Glacier and Yosemite national parks. We use cookies to collect non-personalized browsing data such as location at a regional level, site referral, and site usage to help us analyze site traffic and improve user experience. Native people often only qualify for the lowest level jobs in wildreness, and training programs for them to fill administrative park disposwessing are virtually nonexistent.

Keller and Michael F. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Exceptions and the Rule. National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of the United State’s most wildenress wilderness landscapes.

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This book is an important and thought provoking contribution to our understanding of the American landscape and its history. Du Bois, and Wilson J. Heidi Trent Burnett rated it really liked it Jan 31, See FREE shipping information.


Rusty rated it really liked it Apr 28, National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country’s most cherished wilderness wwilderness.

Choose your country or region Close. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. His comments could easily be construed as racist, naive, and bigoted.

Not stuck in that time though, Spence wllderness a fantastic theory about the simultaneous creation of national dixpossessing and reservations, and follows the various ways that American Indians were dispossessed dispossesssing their land to create Yellowstone, Glacier, and Yosemite national parks. Accurate, detailed accounts of the creation of Yellowstone and Glacier national parks rest on solid research Dispossesxing who has marveled at the beauty and wildlife of our national parks will have second thoughts about their cost after reading this book.

Share your thoughts with other thw. When each family left, its cabin was destroyed to prevent another family from laying claim on it. Each of these thinkers and cultural icons helped to shape American perspectives and expectations of what the ‘wilderness’ entailed. Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Dec 25, Francesca Calarco rated it really liked it.


Dierks Johnson rated it liked it Mar 22, To ask other readers questions about Dispossessing the Wildernessplease sign up. This succinct study opens up new areas of research in park service scholarship and paves the way for a more comprehensive study of the role and place of Native Americans in the national parks. The New Negro Jeffrey C.

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Illustrations, maps, notes, index. The pace and depth of Disposing of Wilderness make it suitable for a graduate seminar, not an undergraduate classroom. Please try again later. The reader is offered a fine introduction to wilderness as a historical and cultural construct and the perspective that nonnative people’s romantic views allowed them to believe that national parks were uninhabited Edens rather than anthropological landscapes shaped by Indian fire setting, hunting, and plant breeding.

National Park establishment entailed the exclusion or removal of native peoples 4.

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Indian removal developed at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks from the s to the s Through his research and storytelling, cultural imperialism speaks for itself. Margot rated it it was ok Feb 27,