Comanche Marker Trees of Texas
Texas A&M University Press, Sep 23, 2016 - History - 224 pages
In this unprecedented effort to gather and share knowledge of the Native American practice of creating, designating, and making use of marker trees, an arborist, an anthropologist, and a Comanche tribal officer have merged their wisdom, research, and years of personal experience to create Comanche Marker Trees of Texas.
A genuine marker tree is a rare find—only six of these natural and cultural treasures have been officially documented in Texas and recognized by the Comanche Nation. The latter third of the book highlights the characteristics of these six marker trees and gives an up-to-date history of each, displaying beautiful photographs of these long-standing, misshapen, controversial symbols that have withstood the tests of time and human activity.
Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs of trees, this book offers a close look at the unique cultural significance of these living witnesses to our history and provides detailed guidelines on how to recognize, research, and report potential marker tree candidates.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - billsearth - LibraryThing
Good science, history, and photos. Multiple experts help the project. I would like to have seen the estimated age brackets of the studied trees however. Read full review
1 Basic Information Regarding Indian Marker Trees
2 Early Recorded History of Indian Marker Trees
3 The Process of Qualifying and Recognizing Trees
4 Comanche Marker Tree Taxonomy
5 Determining the Age Rangeof a Tree
6 Maps of Recognized and Potential Comanche Marker Trees
Tree Biology and Natural Forces
7 Nature Can Create Bent Trees
10 Storytelling Place Comanche Marker Tree
11 Cedar Ridge Comanche Marker Tree
12 California Crossing Comanche Marker Tree
13 Birds Fort Trail Comanche Marker Tree
14 Irving Escarpment Ridge Comanche Marker Tree
15 Comanche Marker Trees Conclusion
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