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By Thomas Biolsi

This spouse is created from 27 unique contributions through top students within the box and summarizes the kingdom of anthropological wisdom of Indian peoples, in addition to the heritage that acquired us thus far.

  • Surveys the whole variety of yank Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic inquiries to subject matters relating faith, language, and expressive tradition
  • Each bankruptcy offers definitive insurance of its subject, in addition to situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical information into higher frameworks
  • Explores anthropology’s contribution to wisdom, its historical and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and moral tasks towards the folk 'studied'
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    There is a strong commitment both to the idea that North America was environmentally pristine and to the ‘‘ecological Indian’’ on the part of many in the environmental movement, and Indians are often used as symbols of ecological awareness (as in a famous anti-pollution television advertisement of the 1970s). These ideas are used to foster what Ingerson (1994) has called a sense of ‘‘environmental original sin’’ weighing on modern Western Civilization. Among Indian people, who would no doubt reject Rousseau’s romanticism, there is an equally strong, sincere, ethical commitment to conservation, regardless of views on the ‘‘pristineness’’ of North America.

    1997: Death Stalks the Yakama. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. P O L I T I C AL A N D H I S T O R I C A L E CO L O G I E S 23 Turner, N. , M. B. Ignace, and R. ’’ Ecological Applications 10(5): 1275–1287. Turner, N. J. and D. C. ’’ Anthropologica XL: 49–70. Turner, N. J. and S. L. ’’ Paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, Washington. Vale, T. , ed. 2002: Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape. Washington, DC: Island Press. Whitlock, C.

    D. dissertation, Louisiana State University. Dobyns, H. F. 1983: Their Number Become Thinned: Native American Population Dynamics in Eastern North America. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Donald, L. and D. H. ’’ Ethnology 14(3): 325–346. ’’ In Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research, ed. J. E. S. Burch and L. J. Ellanna, pp. 65–95. Oxford: Berg. Drucker, P. 1951: The Northern and Central Nootkan Tribes. Bulletin of American Ethnology no. 144. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. Drucker, P.

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