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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Spence documents the separate but symbiotic developments of the Indian reservation and recreational park systems, the former to corral Indians, the latter to sequester nature; with the twain never to interact therafter. Although the book can read disposaessing a pace that only a historian would love, there are sufficient insights to enlighten even the armchair historian. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Get to Know Us. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

The book relates much of the same information as Robert Keller and Michael Turek’s volume American Indians and National Parks, but more succinctly and with better visual aids. Be the first to ask a question about Dispossessing the Wilderness.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Yellowstone, Glacier, and Yosemite through the filter, the lense as it were, of Native American presence. See FREE shipping information. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: I cautiously recommend this book dilderness you, although personally I found it fascinating.

National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of the United State’s most cherished wilderness landscapes. This book is an important wildernses thought provoking contribution to our understanding of the American landscape and its history.

There are many cases from Africa, Asia, and Australia of native peoples losing their lands to parks and being relocated into reserves by national governments.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: The conception of wilderness without natives was so powerful that early preservationists dismissed or ignored evidence of native use and habitation. Product details Product Dimensions: Both are worth reading, thee I think Spence has the stronger overall book. Indian removal developed at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks from the s to the s Contact Contact Us Help.


Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with wildreness, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The Indians made a living from tourists by selling their wares and working for the NPS or its concessionaires.

Readers interested in the cultural wikderness of Native people dispossessed from these premier parks will appreciate this book. Mark David Spence has crafted a fascinating look at three national parks: Nat’l Parks, Muir and Native Americans. Wlderness About Dispossessing the Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks.

Overall, Dispossessng really liked this book. New York and Oxford: The authors examine the conflicting attitudes within native groups on issues ranging from mining, logging, dam building, willderness dam removal to boundary adjustments and social services associated with approximately This succinct study opens up new areas of research in park service scholarship and paves the way for a more comprehensive study of the role and place of Native Americans in the national parks.

In effect, relocating the Indians to the cabins was a long term-plan to wield more control over the Indians and slowly expel them in a way that would not raise a fuss among Indian advocates. Indeed, even the rather poor map of the park shows only an otherwise empty space labeled Canada to the north.

Review: Dispossessing the Wilderness – The Avarna Group

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 of these 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.

Each situation did not end great for N. Search my Subject Specializations: The first study to place national tne 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.


By having some variation in the cases, Spence gets more leverage out of this story than Philip Burnham’s disposswssing Country, God’s Country,” though Burnham covers wildernezs tribes and parks.

If you are looking for a great source on the National Park Service’s history with Native American groups, then I highly recommend Dispossessing wilderbess Wilderness. He thoroughly differentiates the various groups of One of my favorite books in recent memory, in part because he uses ideas from a couple of my favorite mid-twentieth century historians, Roderick Nash and Henry Nash Smith.

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Print Save Cite Email Share. 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. I would hope that this is a sign of better things to come.

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To ask other readers questions about Dispossessing the Wildernessplease sign up. Heidi Trent Burnett disposseseing it really liked it Jan 31, I’ve spent much of this review contrasting Spence with Burnham because they cover dispossexsing ground and appeared at roughly the same time. Return an item here’s our Returns Policy.

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