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American Indians and National Forests
by Theodore Catton
University of Arizona Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-8165-3651-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8165-3357-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8165-3199-8
Library of Congress Classification SD565.C38 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 634.9208997

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Winner of the Forest History Society's 2017 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award

American Indians and National Forests tells the story of how the U.S. Forest Service and tribal nations dealt with sweeping changes in forest use, ownership, and management over the last century and a half. Indians and U.S. foresters came together over a shared conservation ethic on many cooperative endeavors; yet, they often clashed over how the nation’s forests ought to be valued and cared for on matters ranging from huckleberry picking and vision quests to road building and recreation development.

Marginalized in American society and long denied a seat at the table of public land stewardship, American Indian tribes have at last taken their rightful place and are making themselves heard. Weighing indigenous perspectives on the environment is an emerging trend in public land management in the United States and around the world. The Forest Service has been a strong partner in that movement over the past quarter century.
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