Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

Author: Jack Brink

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 189742504X

Category: History

Page: 342

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Winner of the 2009 SAA Public Audience Book Award For millennia, Aboriginal hunters on the North American Plains used their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour to drive their quarry over cliffs. Archaeologist Jack Brink has written a major study of the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported before and after European contact. By way of example, he draws on his 25 years excavating at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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A Deep Environmental History

Author: Geoff Cunfer,Bill Waiser

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623494745

Category: History

Page: 344

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The near disappearance of the American bison in the nineteenth century is commonly understood to be the result of over-hunting, capitalist greed, and all but genocidal military policy. This interpretation remains seductive because of its simplicity; there are villains and victims in this familiar cautionary tale of the American frontier. But as this volume of groundbreaking scholarship shows, the story of the bison’s demise is actually quite nuanced. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains brings together voices from several disciplines to offer new insights on the relationship between humans and animals that approached extinction. The essays here transcend the border between the United States and Canada to provide a continental context. Contributors include historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and Native American perspectives. This book explores the deep past and examines the latest knowledge on bison anatomy and physiology, how bison responded to climate change (especially drought), and early bison hunters and pre-contact trade. It also focuses on the era of European contact, in particular the arrival of the horse, and some of the first known instances of over-hunting. By the nineteenth century bison reached a “tipping point” as a result of new tanning practices, an early attempt at protective legislation, and ventures to introducing cattle as a replacement stock. The book concludes with a Lakota perspective featuring new ethnohistorical research. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains is a major contribution to environmental history, western history, and the growing field of transnational history.
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Decolonizing Engagement

Author: Bryony Onciul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317671813

Category: Art

Page: 268

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Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum studies is often dominated by curatorial and academic perspectives, in which community voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations can be under-represented. This book provides a unique look at Indigenous perspectives on museum community engagement and the process of self-representation, specifically how the First Nations Elders of the Blackfoot Confederacy have worked with museums and heritage sites in Alberta, Canada, to represent their own culture and history. Situated in a post-colonial context, the case-study sites are places of contention, a politicized environment that highlights commonly hidden issues and naturalized inequalities built into current approaches to community engagement. Data from participant observation, archives, and in-depth interviewing with participants brings Blackfoot community voice into the text and provides an alternative understanding of self and cross-cultural representation. Focusing on the experiences of museum professionals and Blackfoot Elders who have worked with a number of museums and heritage sites, Indigenous Voices in Cultural Institutions unpicks the power and politics of engagement on a micro level and how it can be applied more broadly, by exposing the limits and challenges of cross-cultural engagement and community self-representation. The result is a volume that provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the nuances of self-representation and decolonization.
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Author: Jerome De Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135709432

Category: History

Page: 168

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This interdisciplinary collection considers public and popular history within a global framework, seeking to understand considerations of local, domestic histories and the ways they interact with broader discourses. Grounded in particular local and national situations, the book addresses the issues associated with popular history in a globalised cultural world, such as: how the study of popular history might work in the future; new ways in which the terms ‘popular’ and ‘public’ might inform one another and nuance scholarship; transnational, intercultural models of ‘pastness’; cultural translatability; and the demand for high-quality work on new technologies and history. A wide range of international contributors consider a broad selection of locale and media, from American television and Canadian heritage to the representation of history in contemporary Chinese culture. They consider the way in which the study of public or popular texts invoke multiple historiographies, and demonstrate our need to think about public and popular aspects of the past in new, ‘emerging’ locales, such as China, Eastern Europe and South America. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Rethinking History.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astoria (Or.)

Page: 272

View: 1046

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Author: Paul Kane

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781391295367

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 543

Excerpt from Wanderungen Eines Künstlers Unter den Indianern Nordamerika's von Canada nach der Vancouver's-Insel und nach Oregon Durch das Gebiet der Hudsons-Bay-Gesellschaft und Zurück 'bublilumß machen, fo hoffe ich boch feft, baß fie nicht allein ben qbifi begierigen intereffiren, fonbern auch fiir ben (c)iftoriler bon wefentlichem 28erthe fein werben, ba fie fich nicht bloß auf bie weite @trecle 8anbeß begiehen, welche an bie große 9ette amerilanifcher 8anbfeen grengt, bie 2lns fiebelung am rothen 8luffe, baß 'zhal bon @aßlatchawan unb feine unbe grengten 'brairien, burch welche man bie große @ifenbahn burch bie britifcben ßefißungen 3u fiihren beabfichtigt, bie ben atlantifchen unb füllen (R)cean berbinben foll; fonbern auch iiber bie 2rocl't; fl)iountainß am Golumbia=%lufi entlang nach Dregon, 'buget'ß @unb unb 'ber %ancouberßsiinfel, wo baß bor $?urgem in ber 11mgegenb entbeclte (R)olb' taufenb lithne übenteurer nach feneu milben @cenen gegogm hat, gwifchen benen ich faft allein umhev irrte, unb wo ich laum einem qbeifien begegnete, noch auch ber 9lang meiner eigenen (c)prache mein Dhr traf. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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begrenzte Ressourcen und globale Gerechtigkeit : ein Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406527883

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 278

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Ölkrise, Wasserkonflikte, schwindende Ernährungssicherheit - die Botschaften von knappen Ressourcen häufen sich. Und dies in einer Welt mit wachsender Bevölkerung, zahllosen Armen und stolzen Nationen, die auch ihren Platz an der Sonne fordern. Ihr Recht auf Entwicklung kann man im Zeitalter der Globalisierung nicht bestreiten - und dennoch ist bereits jetzt die Biosphäre überfordert. Die Inder wollen Straßen und die Chinesen mehr Öl: Der Kampf um die knappe Natur wird die Krisen des 21. Jahrhunderts mitbestimmen. Ressourcenkonflikte, große und kleine, sind oft der unsichtbare Faktor hinter Chaos und Gewalt. Wo jedoch der Kuchen immer kleiner, der Hunger immer größer und die Gäste immer zahlreicher werden, da ist es höchste Zeit, nach Wegen einer gerechteren Verteilung von Ressourcen zu suchen. Dieses Buch, verfaßt von Fachleuten des international renommierten Wuppertal Instituts, liefert eine Analyse der Konfliktlagen. Es entwirft überdies Perspektiven einer Politik der Ressourcengerechtigkeit und umreißt die Konturen einer globalen Umwelt- und Wirtschaftspolitik, die gleichermaßen der Natur wie den Menschen verpflichtet ist. Ein wichtiges Informationswerk und ein Kompass für alle, die nach Wegen zu einer zukunftsfähigen Weltgesellschaft suchen.
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Author: Hyemeyohsts Storm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770519323

Category:

Page: 381

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Short Storys

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492977405

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In zehn Geschichten erzählt Margaret Atwood von Frauen am Wendepunkt ihres Lebens. Auf hochintelligente Weise arbeitet Margaret Atwood dabei mit der Zeit: Dinge, die im unmittelbaren Erleben eindeutig erscheinen, erweisen sich im Rückblick nach vielen Jahren als schillernd. Und wenn man im Nachhinein auf eine Karriere, auf ein Leben blickt, entfaltet sich erst die Ironie, die in einer Situation liegen kann.
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mein Leben

Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453405042

Category:

Page: 255

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Anschaulich und offen erzählt die amerikanische Autorin aus ihrem von Familienglück, Schicksalsschlägen und Erfolg geprägten Leben.
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Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642565069

Category: Science

Page: 374

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Sind wir vielleicht allein im Universum? Die Antworten überraschen und führen den Leser auf eine faszinierende Reise von den vulkanischen Quellen des Ozeanbodens bis zum Jupiter-Mond. "...ein stellares Beispiel präziser Ausdruckskraft." (American Scientist)
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ein Spiel-Bilder-Buch

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806742787

Category: Animals

Page: 10

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Author: Christine Freise-Wonka,Peter Eberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898890021

Category: Bamberg - Bildband

Page: 176

View: 5288

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Land der Kämpfer und Dichter

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458348818

Category:

Page: 122

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Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827012210

Category:

Page: 285

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Author: Jeannette Armstrong

Publisher: Münster : Unrast

ISBN: 9783928300568

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 244

View: 9073

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