American Indians and National Forests by Theodore CattonAmerican Indians and National Forests by Theodore Catton

American Indians and National Forests

byTheodore Catton

Hardcover | March 24, 2016

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American Indians and National Forests tells the untold story of how the U.S. Forest Service and tribal nations dealt with sweeping changes in forest use, ownership, and management over the last century and a half. Indians and U.S. foresters came together over a shared conservation ethic on many cooperative endeavors; yet, they often clashed over how the nation's forests ought to be valued and cared for on matters ranging from huckleberry picking and vision quests to road building and recreation development.

All national forest lands were once Indian lands. Tribes' modern-day interests in their ancestral lands run the gamut, from asserting treaty rights to hunt and fish to protecting their people's burial grounds and other sacred places to having a say in ecological restoration.

Marginalized in American society and long denied a seat at the table of public land stewardship, American Indian tribes have at last taken their rightful place and are making themselves heard. Weighing indigenous perspectives on the environment is an emerging trend in public land management in the United States and around the world. The Forest Service has been a strong partner in that movement over the past quarter century.
Theodore Catton is a historian and co-proprietor of Environmental History Workshop in Missoula, Montana. He is an associate research professor of history at the University of Montana. He is the author of Inhabited Wilderness: Indians, Eskimos, and National Parks in Alaska and National Park, City Playground: Mount Rainier in the Twentie...
Title:American Indians and National ForestsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.26 × 1 inPublished:March 24, 2016Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816531994

ISBN - 13:9780816531998


Editorial Reviews

"This book is an important first step to understand American Indian and USFS history. It will form the basis for subsequent scholarship into tribal perspectives on the USFS relationship, specific case studies, and how American Indians have contributed to U.S. conservation history."-Western Historical Quarterly