Inhabited Wilderness / Edition 1

Inhabited Wilderness / Edition 1

by Theodore Catton, Catton
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826318275
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
New American West Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Land Reborn6
Ch. 2The Privileged and the Dispossessed40
Ch. 3Fallen Indians66
Ch. 4"A Game Country Without Rival in America"87
Ch. 5The Saga of the Seventy-Mile Kid117
Ch. 6Bob Marshall's Alaska131
Ch. 7The Lost Tribe165
Ch. 8"We Eskimos Would Like to Join the Sierra Club"191
Conclusion: The Burden of Alaska Wilderness215
Notes221
Bibliography263
Index281

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