River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin

River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin

by Stephen Most
ISBN-10:
0295986220
ISBN-13:
9780295986227
Pub. Date:
10/28/2006
Publisher:
University of Washington Press and Oregon Historical Society Press

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Overview

River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin

A land of mountains, forests, wetlands, lakes, and rivers, the Klamath Basin spans the Oregon-California state line. Farms and ranches, logging towns, and back-to-the-land communities are scattered over this 10-million-acre bioregion. There are Indian reservations at the headwaters, at the estuary, and across the major tributary of the Klamath River. In this place that has witnessed, ever since the Gold Rush, a succession of wars and resource conflicts, myths of the West loom large, amplifying differences among its inhabitants.

At the core of the contemporary controversy is overallocation of the waters of the Klamath Basin. This dispute has pitted farmers and ranchers against those whose cultures and livelihoods depend upon fishing and others who would forestall the extinction of wild salmon. Yet it has also revealed the unity of the Klamath Basin, the interdependence of economic recovery with ecological restoration, and the urgency for all the communities within the Basin to find common ground.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295986227
Publisher: University of Washington Press and Oregon Historical Society Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,349,306
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Most is a playwright and documentary storyteller. He has contributed to numerous documentary films, including Emmy Award winners Wonders of Nature and Promises and the Academy Award-nominated Berkeley in the Sixties. His plays Medicine Show, Watershed, and A Free Country dramatize events in Pacific Northwest history.To listen to an interview with Stephen Most entitled

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction

Part One. Headwaters1. Land of Waters2. Manifest Destiny3. Theater of War4. Reclaiming the Land

Part Two. The Mouth of the Klamath5. Rekwoi6. Between Two Worlds7. The Inland Whale8. Salmon War Stories9. Water, Fish, and Politics

Part Three. Upriver10. The Dam and the Weir11. Coyote's Journey12. The Road Not Taken13. Smokey, Bigfoot, and the Owl14. Beneath the Surface15. The State of Jefferson

Part Four. Fixing the World16. Land, Water, and Livelihood17. The Bucket on Main Street18. Stakeholders

Notes and SourcesIndex

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