9780195142433

Dispossessing the Wilderness Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195142433

  • ISBN 10:

    0195142438

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/02/2000
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories ofthese places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the earlyreservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.

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