Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making by Mark David Spence

By Mark David Spence

nationwide parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier protect a few of this country's so much adored barren region landscapes. whereas visions of pristine, uninhabited nature ended in the production of those parks, in addition they encouraged rules of Indian removing. through contrasting the local histories of those locations with the hyperlinks among Indian coverage advancements and preservationist efforts, this paintings examines the complicated origins of the nationwide parks and the troubling results of the yank desert excellent. the 1st learn to put nationwide park background in the context of the early reservation period, it information the ways in which nationwide parks constructed into essentially the most vital arenas of rivalry among local peoples and non-Indians within the 20th century.

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