Cultivating the Imagined Wilderness: Contested Native American Plant-Gathering Traditions in America’s National Parks
Plants, People, and Places: The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond
Climate justice, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology, Indigenous peoples, Land tenure, Social Science -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies
In myriad ways, the creation of national parks in the United States not only displaced Native peoples but also displaced traditional ecological practices that had sustained Indigenous peoples and ecosystems in what are today parklands. These effects reflected a Western worldview that interpreted North America as a wild, rather than a meaningfully inhabited, landscape. Over time, in many places, this fiction was made manifest as Native people were displaced from “wilderness” parks and as plant communities were changed in ways that often concealed scenic vistas, increased fire hazards, reduced biological diversity and resiliency, and otherwise detracted from the ecological and.....
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Deur, D., & James, J. (2020). Cultivating the Imagined Wilderness: Contested Native American Plant-Gathering Traditions in America’s National Parks. In Turner N. (Ed.), Plants, People, and Places: The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond (pp. 220-237). Montreal; Kingston; London; Chicago: McGill-Queen's University Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctv153k6x6.21