Dispossessing the Wilderness
Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks
By (author) Mark David Spence
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Dispossessing the Wilderness by Mark David Spence
Book DescriptionThis book examines the ideal of wilderness preservation in the United States from the antebellum era to the first half of the twentieth century, showing how the early conception of the wilderness as the place where Indians lived (or should live) gave way to the idealization of uninhabited wilderness. It focuses on specific policies of Indian removal developed at Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks from the early 1870s to the 1930s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195118827
(242mm x 160mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Examining the ideal of wilderness preservation in the USA, the author shows how the early (antebellum era) conceptions of the wilderness as the place where Indians lived gave way to the idealization of uninhabited wilderness. The policies of Indian removal at Yosemite and other parks are explored.
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Author Biography - Mark David Spence
Mark David Spence is Assistant Professor of History at Knox College, Illinois.
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