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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Each of these thinkers and cultural icons helped to shape American perspectives and expectations of what the ‘wilderness’ entailed. Please try again later. Cole, and Hilary A. Mar 28, Samuel rated it really liked it. Perhaps one of the most fascinating facets is the role that John Muir took in defining Yosemite as a region that should be absent of th Native Americans, the very people who had dwelt in the Valley for centuries.

One such illustration fully demonstrates the bad blood that existed between the Blackfeet and Glacier National Park dispossessng by depicting then NPS director Horace Albright kneeling tue the boundaries of the park with sharp claws extended trying to grasp the Blackfeet reservation Rather, early on in the 19th century Americans, such as Catlin for example, tended to look at the wilderness in its wilderjess state, that is, its condition before European conquest, advancement, and domination.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Dispossessing the Wilderness Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks Mark David Spence Contrasts the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts Details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native disposeessing and non-Indians in the twentieth century.

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One person found this helpful. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The author is perhaps overly optimistic in concluding that park wildrrness have learned from their mistakes, that relations between local people and parks have improved greatly, and that dispossession is no longer the means by which parks are created. For a volume focusing on Native Americans’ relationship with NPS management, it also contains other pertinent historical information on national parks.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: See questions and answers. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo. Spence traces the origins of contemporary Indian groups living near the three parks. I would hope that this is a sign of better things to come.

The conception of wilderness without natives was so powerful that early preservationists dismissed or ignored evidence of native use and habitation. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. English Choose a language for shopping.

The pace and depth of Disposing of Wilderness make it suitable for a graduate seminar, not an undergraduate classroom. Margot rated it it was ok Feb 27, Samm rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Jun 11, Zack Anchors rated it it was amazing. If you know of similar sources, please leave any recommendations you may have in a comment!

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This state, therefore, included the presence of Native Americans within these three national parks. He thoroughly differentiates the various groups of One of my favorite books in recent memory, in part because he uses ideas from a couple of my favorite mid-twentieth century historians, Roderick Nash and Henry Nash Smith. Keller and Turek argue against the stereotypes of the Indian as ecologist and Indian as victim. An eye opener on government land acquisition and removal of people.

From Common Ground 1. Mark David Spence has crafted a fascinating look at three national parks: University of Arizona Press, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Not a pretty story. Yellowstone, Glacier, and Yosemite through the filter, the lense as it were, of Native American presence. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. Oxford University Press, Smoking Typewriters John McMillian. He thoroughly differentiates the various groups of interconnected people that lived in each area, and how changing ideas about what wilderness actually is was reflected into how those Indians were treated, ultimately being removed, yet sometimes still retaining some control over aspects of their homeland.

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

Bibliographic Information Print publication date: The American Indian Quarterly. Blake rated it liked it Sep 01, Dec 25, Francesca Calarco rated it really liked it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.