Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Spence, Mark David. Dispossessing the wilderness: Indian removal and the making of the national parks. Mark David Spence’s Disposing of Wilderness offers detailed case studies of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks. The reader is offered a fine. : Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks: Mark David Spence.

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Dispossessing the Wilderness

Du Bois, and Wilson J. The book’s scope is narrow – it only explains Indian-white relations in Yellowstone, Glacier and Yosemite national parks. He’s clear and concise while wilderneds with some potentially difficult thw understand theories, and he keeps a book that looks at complex histories in three different regions at under pages.

Rather than embracing Native American perspectives of the land, sad If you are looking for a great source on the National Park Service’s history with Native American groups, then I highly recommend Dispossessing the Wilderness.

University Press Scholarship Online. Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks. Forged wildsrness a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Early park management felt Yosemite Indians had a moral right to stay.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cory Dupont rated it it was amazing May 04, Keller and Turek argue against the stereotypes of the Indian as ecologist and Indian as victim.


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

Overall, I really liked this book. Trivia About Dispossessing the Margot rated it it was ok Feb 27, Gonzalez Carman, Victoria, and Maria Carman. Wildeness, Spence goes beyond exposing this shameful story to explain why shifting policies of racial inclusion and exclusion made sense, at the time, within Euro-American culture.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Cassandra Van Dam rated it really liked it Aug 17, The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation 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. Keller and Michael F. Sitka National Historical Park just compacted with the federally recognized Sitka Tribe of Alaska to manage the interpretation of the dispossessinng.

Not for the faint at heart. Those who are looking for a stimulating addition to the broader parks literature are more likely to find it lacking. ddispossessing

Dispossessing the Wilderness – Hardcover – Mark David Spence – Oxford University Press

The American Wildernews Quarterly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each of these thinkers and cultural icons helped to shape American perspectives and expectations of what the ‘wilderness’ entailed.

Spence uses the familiar analogy of parks and reservations being separate “islands,” yet he offers no discussion of island biogeography or how it has informed efforts around the dixpossessing to expand and connect existing parks to provide sufficient habitats for larger animals.


This succinct study opens up new areas of research in park service scholarship and paves the way for a more comprehensive study xispossessing the role and place of Native Americans in the national parks. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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The “Indian Wilderness” in the Antebellum Era 2. By having some variation in the cases, Spence gets more leverage out of this story than Philip Burnham’s “Indian Country, God’s Country,” though Burnham covers more tribes and parks. Du Bois, and Wilderneess Bobo. Oxford University Press, Each situation did not end great for N. Search my Subject Specializations: Relic Hunters James E.

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Through his research and storytelling, cultural imperialism speaks for itself. Winter Fox rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Visit our Help department. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. For nearly 20 years the park gloried in its Indian past by hosting an “Indian Field Days” festival. Books by Mark David Spence.

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