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Inhabited Wilderness: Indians, Eskimos, and National Parks in Alaska (New American West)

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This volume, the first in the New American West Series edited by Elliott West, explores Alaska's vast national-park system and the evolution of wilderness concepts in the twentieth century. After World War II, Alaska's traditional Eskimos, Indians, and whites still trapped, hunted, and fished in the forests. Their presence challenged the uninhabited national parks and forced a complex debate over "inhabited wilderness." Focusing on three principal national parks--Glacier Bay, Denali, and Gates of the Arctic--the author explores the idea of "inhabited wilderness," which culminated in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. Among other units, the legislation set aside ten national parks, nine of which allow Alaska natives, whites included, "customary and traditional" subsistence use.

Synopsis:

A history of the national parks in Alaska and how they protect the natural ecosystems while allowing certain populations to use the parks to maintain their cultural traditions.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-279) and index.

Table of Contents

Land reborn — The privileged and the dispossessed — Fallen indians — "A game country without rival in America" — The saga of the seventy-mile kid — Bob Marshall's Alaska — The lost tribe — "We Eskimos would like to join the Sierra Club".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826318275
Author:
Catton, Theodore
Author:
Catton
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
National parks and reserves
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Glacier bay national park and preserve (alask
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Alaska -- Government relations -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
New American West
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
309
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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