Breaking New Ground Commemorative Edition / Edition 1

Breaking New Ground Commemorative Edition / Edition 1

by Gifford Pinchot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155963670X

ISBN-13: 9781559636704

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Island Press

<p>The mythology of "gifted land" is strong in the Park Service, but some of our greatest parks were "gifted" by people who had little if any choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon's south rim and Glacier had to be bought, finagled, borrowed - or taken by force - when Indian occupants and owners resisted the call to contribute to the public welfare. The

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<p>The mythology of "gifted land" is strong in the Park Service, but some of our greatest parks were "gifted" by people who had little if any choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon's south rim and Glacier had to be bought, finagled, borrowed - or taken by force - when Indian occupants and owners resisted the call to contribute to the public welfare. The story of national parks and Indians is, depending on perspective, a costly triumph of the public interest, or a bitter betrayal of America's native people.<p>In Indian Country, God's Country historian Philip Burnham traces the complex relationship between Native Americans and the national parks, relating how Indians were removed, relocated, or otherwise kept at arm's length from lands that became some of our nation's most hallowed ground. Burnham focuses on five parks: Glacier, the Badlands, Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Based on archival research and extensive personal visits and interviews, he examines the beginnings of the national park system and early years of the National Park Service, along with later Congressional initiatives to mainstream American Indians and expand and refurbish the parks. The final chapters visit the parks as they are today, presenting the thoughts and insights of superintendents and rangers, tribal officials and archaeologists, ranchers, community leaders, curators, and elders. Burnham reports on hard-won compromises that have given tribes more autonomy and greater cultural recognition in recent years, while highlighting stubborn conflicts that continue to mark relations between tribes and the parks.<p>Indian Country, God's Country offers a compelling - and until now untold - story that illustrates the changing role of the national parks in American society, the deep ties of Native Americans to the land , and the complicated mix of commerce, tourism, and environmental preservation that characterize the parks system. Anyone interested in Native American culture and history, the history of the American West, the national park system, or environmental history will find it a fascinating and engaging work.<p>

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636704
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
542
Sales rank:
942,495
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Acknowledgments,
Note,
Gifford, Pinchot and the Conservation Spirit,
On Writing History,
PART 1 - CHOOSING A LIFEWORK,
1. Through Yale to Nancy,
2. At the French Forest School,
3. The Brandis Excursion.,
4. When I Got Home,
5. The Job Ahead,
PART II - ON THE TRAIL,
6. A Tenderfoot Goes West,
7. Forestry Comes to America,
8. In the Carolina Mountains,,
9. Pisgah Forest,
10. Consulting Forester,
II. Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne,
PART III - PUBLIC AWAKENING,
12. The Public Lands,
13. Early Forest Legislation,
14. Toward a Forest Commission,
15. The Forest Commission Is Born,
16. A Great Chance Lost,
17. Hunting Forest Reserves,
18. The Commission Goes West,
PART IV - THE PRESIDENT MAKES THE ISSUE,
19. Cleveland's Thirteen reserves,
20. The War Is On,
21. Laying the Foundation,
22. Too Late and Too Little,
23. Confidential Forest Agent,
PART V - SPADE WORK,
24. The Old Forestry Division,
25. Freshman Year,
26. A Bid to the Lumbermen,
27. Building a Profession,
28. First Congressional Appropriation,
29. Politics in the Woods,
30. The Black Hills,
31. Not All Sheep Are Black,
32. New York's Problem Child,
PART VI - PURSUING THE GOAL,
33. T.R.'s First Message,
34 One Plan That Failed,
35. The Fight Continues,
36. Uncle Sam—Forester,
PART VII - MISSION TO THE EAST,
37. Russia,
38. Siberia—Manchuria—China,
39. The Philippines,
40. On the Way Home,
PART VIII - THE GOAL AT LAST,
41. Full Steam Ahead,
42. Government Reorganization,
43. The Public Lands Commission,
44. The Race for New Reserves,
45. At Last the Transfer,
PART IX - PRACTICING OUR PREACHING,
46. Unlocking the Reserves,
47. Peace on the Range,
48. Timber for Use,
49. Forest Fire Control,
50. Field Organization,
51. What Made the Service Click,
52. No Red Tape,
53. Seven Years and After,
54. Government Business,
55. Holding the Line,
56. A New Science—Forestry,
57. Life in Washington,
PART X - A WORLD MOVEMENT IS BORN,
58. The Birth of Conservation,
59. Inland Waterways,
60. Water Power Control Begins,
61. Calling All Farmers,
62. The Conference of Governors,
63. The National Conservation Commission,
64. North American Conservation Conference,
65- World Conservation Conference,
PART XI - END OF AN ERA,
66. Desertion Under Fire,
67. The Last Days,
68. T.R.'s Service to America,
69. The Public Good Comes First,
PART XII - THE PAY-OFF,
70. And Then Came Taft,
71. Commissioner Ballinger,
72. Attorney Ballinger,
73. Secretary Ballinger,
74. The Rift,
75. After Spokane,
76. The Clean Bill of Health,
77. Salt Lake,
78. The Coming Storm,
79. The Storm Breaks,
80. The Dolliver Letter,
81. Fired!,
82. Then Morning after,
PART XIII - LET THE PEOPLE JUDGE,
83. The Work Goes On,
84. The Joint Committee,
85. The Counsel,
86. The Hearings,
87. The Lawler Memorandum,
88. Three Verdicts,
89. Porto Maurizio,
90. What It All Means,
Index,
About Island Press,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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