The Ecological Indian: Myth and History
"The Ecological Indian addresses such fascinating questions as: Were Pleistocene-era humans responsible for the extinction of large mammals like the mastodon? Did the Hohokam of Arizona destroy their society by overirrigating and ultimately oversalinating their crops? What role did Native Americans play in the near-extinctions of the deer, the beaver, and the buffalo? How did Native Americans use fire? Was the natural "Eden" that awed the first European visitors a feature of native "environmentalism" or just of very low population density?"--BOOK JACKET.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
Was the Native North American mystically in tune with his environment and always aware of the implications of changing technology? Probably not, is the conclusion of this study. While not blind to ... Read full review
Review: The Ecological Indian: Myth and HistoryUser Review - Mathew Powers - Goodreads
Brilliantly written, amazingly researched (those notes at the end are amazing!), and well argued. It not only presents a wonderful case, it is through provoking and begs the reader to ask more ... Read full review