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Ecological Indian myth and history
Ecological Indian myth and history
Krech III Shepard1999
Articles
Subject: The idea of the Native American living in perfect harmony with nature is one of the most cherished contemporary myth. It has provided an important corrective to individual and corporate carelessness toward the natural world. But is there truth in this larger-than-life image? While many Americans are attached to a romantic, idealized view of the human relation to nature in North America prior to European contact, anthropologist Shepard Krech III attempts to examine what characterized actual Native American beliefs and actions. As he makes clear, the first humans living in North America demonstrated all of the intelligence, self-interest, flexibility, and ability to make mistakes that human beings all over the world have demonstrated in their interactions with their various environments. Native Americans had a vast and impressive store of knowledge about the natural world.
Imprint:
US 1999 W. W. Norton & Company
Collation:
318p
ISBN:
0393047555
Dewey class:
HI.3.04KRER333.708997Kr(000)
Local class:
HI.3.04/KRE
Language:
English
BRN:
1841235
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