Ecocide of Native America: Environmental Destruction of Indian Lands and Peoples

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The book includes the moving testimony of those who continue to experience the slow death of their lands, their means of subsistence, and their communities, even as environmentalists look to Native American ecological precedents for solutions to our common global catastrophe.
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Overview

The book includes the moving testimony of those who continue to experience the slow death of their lands, their means of subsistence, and their communities, even as environmentalists look to Native American ecological precedents for solutions to our common global catastrophe.
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Santa Fe New Mexican
A dense, hard-hitting, well-documented work...Ecocide of Native America offers a much needed option to European perspectives of history.... It is a valuable alternative textbook, if you can hold with its difficult truths.
Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Since their first encounter with Europeans, Native Americans have seen their lands taken and their lives disrupted. Here, Grinde and Johansen (coauthors of Exemplar of Liberty: Native Americans and the Evolution of Democracy) describe the ecological consequences of those encounters. They examine native ecological practices before and during early colonization in the Southeast (Yamasees) and Southwest (Pueblos). Part two looks at recent environmental crises among Indians: fishing rights in the Northwest and Wisconsin; forced livestock reduction; coal and uranium mining on Navajo lands; severe pollution on a Mohawk reservation. The authors report on the plight of the James Bay Cree and the Lacondon Mayas in the Central American rain forest, and on radioactive waste dumping in Alaska. They call for reevaluation of current ecological practices and for acceptance of the Indian environmental ethic of living harmoniously with nature. The text, heavily laced with quotations and references, leans toward the academic. Illustrations.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Since their first encounter with Europeans, Native Americans have seen their lands taken and their lives disrupted. Here, Grinde and Johansen (coauthors of Exemplar of Liberty: Native Americans and the Evolution of Democracy) describe the ecological consequences of those encounters. They examine native ecological practices before and during early colonization in the Southeast (Yamasees) and Southwest (Pueblos). Part two looks at recent environmental crises among Indians: fishing rights in the Northwest and Wisconsin; forced livestock reduction; coal and uranium mining on Navajo lands; severe pollution on a Mohawk reservation. The authors report on the plight of the James Bay Cree and the Lacondon Mayas in the Central American rain forest, and on radioactive waste dumping in Alaska. They call for reevaluation of current ecological practices and for acceptance of the Indian environmental ethic of living harmoniously with nature. The text, heavily laced with quotations and references, leans toward the academic. Illustrations. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940666528
  • Publisher: Clear Light Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,481,612
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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