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Tending the Wild

Tending the Wild Author Kat Anderson
ISBN-10 0520248511
Release 2006
Pages 526
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Demonstrates how Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources can contribute to contemporary conservation efforts, exploring the land management practices that Native Americans recall from their grandparents, such as how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. Original.



Forgotten Fires

Forgotten Fires Author Omer C. Stewart
ISBN-10 0806140372
Release 2009-02-01
Pages 364
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How North American Indians shaped and renewed the land long before Europeans arrived



California Indians and Their Environment

California Indians and Their Environment Author Kent Lightfoot
ISBN-10 9780520942288
Release 2009-04-24
Pages 512
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Capturing the vitality of California's unique indigenous cultures, this major new introduction incorporates the extensive research of the past thirty years into an illuminating, comprehensive synthesis for a wide audience. Based in part on new archaeological findings, it tells how the California Indians lived in vibrant polities, each boasting a rich village life including chiefs, religious specialists, master craftspeople, dances, feasts, and ceremonies. Throughout, the book emphasizes how these diverse communities interacted with the state's varied landscape, enhancing its already bountiful natural resources through various practices centered around prescribed burning. A handy reference section, illustrated with more than one hundred color photographs, describes the plants, animals, and minerals the California Indians used for food, basketry and cordage, medicine, and more. At a time when we are grappling with the problems of maintaining habitat diversity and sustainable economies, we find that these native peoples and their traditions have much to teach us about the future, as well as the past, of California.



Introduction to Water in California

Introduction to Water in California Author David Carle
ISBN-10 9780520962897
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 348
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This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns



Prescribed Burning in California Wildlands Vegetation Management

Prescribed Burning in California Wildlands Vegetation Management Author Harold Hubert Biswell
ISBN-10 0520219457
Release 1999
Pages 255
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00 Harold Biswell's decades of research and field experience were a major factor in developing policies of controlled or prescribed burning, which mimics or reintroduces the natural fire cycle. This comprehensive study introduces the principles and practices of prescribed burning, which apply far beyond California, within a historical and ecological perspective. Available for the first time in paperback, with a new foreword by James Agee, this book places Biswell's study--and his legacy--in the context of recent developments in the field. Harold Biswell's decades of research and field experience were a major factor in developing policies of controlled or prescribed burning, which mimics or reintroduces the natural fire cycle. This comprehensive study introduces the principles and practices of prescribed burning, which apply far beyond California, within a historical and ecological perspective. Available for the first time in paperback, with a new foreword by James Agee, this book places Biswell's study--and his legacy--in the context of recent developments in the field.



Keeping it Living

Keeping it Living Author Douglas Deur
ISBN-10 0774812672
Release 2005
Pages 404
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Keeping It Living brings together some of the world'smost prominent specialists on Northwest Coast cultures to examinetraditional cultivation practices from Oregon to Southeast Alaska. Itexplores tobacco gardens among the Haida and Tlingit, managed camasplots among the Coast Salish of Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia,estuarine root gardens along the central coast of British Columbia,wapato maintenance on the Columbia and Fraser Rivers, and tended berryplots up and down the entire coast. With contributions from a host of experts, Native American scholarsand elders, Keeping It Living documents practices ofmanipulating plants and their environments in ways that enhancedculturally preferred plants and plant communities. It describes howindigenous peoples of this region used and cared for over 300 speciesof plants, from the lofty red cedar to diminutive plants of backwaterbogs.



Poisonous Plants of California

Poisonous Plants of California Author Thomas C. Fuller
ISBN-10 0520055691
Release 1986
Pages 433
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00 This highly informative volume describes California's native, naturalized, and cultivated plant species which can be poisonous and describes how to recognize them, where they are found, and what symptoms they produce. This highly informative volume describes California's native, naturalized, and cultivated plant species which can be poisonous and describes how to recognize them, where they are found, and what symptoms they produce.



Indian Summer

Indian Summer Author Thomas Jefferson Mayfield
ISBN-10 0930588649
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 125
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In 1850, six-year-old Thomas Jefferson Mayfield was adopted by the Choinumne Yokuts of California's San Joaquin Valley. For the next dozen years he slept in their houses, joined them on their daily rounds, and followed them on their annual expeditions by tule boat to Tulare Lake. He spoke their language, wore their style of dress, ate their foods, and in short, lived almost entirely like an Indian. The reminiscences he left behind are unique: the only known account by any outsider who lived among a California Indian people while they were still following their traditional ways. Rich in detail and anecdote, Indian Summer tells how the Choinumne built their houses, navigated their boats, hunted their game, and prepared their foods. It also provides a rare and welcome glimpse into the intimacies of daily life. Enlightening as well are descriptions of the natural landscape of the San Joaquin Valley in the 1850s--of the expansive flowery meadows, the lakes and sloughs, the great forests of valley oaks, the herds of antelope, the surge of salmon that fought their way up the rivers, the flight of geese and ducks that darkened the sky. Abounding in information that anthropologist John P. Harrington described as "rescued from oblivion," Indian Summer portrays with accuracy, zest, and insight the nearly lost and beautiful world of the Choinumne Yokuts and the valley in which they lived. --From publisher description.



On Indian Ground

On Indian Ground Author Joely Proudfit
ISBN-10 9781681239149
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 284
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On Indian Ground: California is the first in a series of ten books on American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian education. The focus of this text is the 110 tribes in California and the best practices available to educators of native students in K?16. This volume explores the history of California Indian education as well as current policies on early childhood education, gifted education, curriculum, counseling, funding, and research. The chapters provide a unique look at crosscutting themes, such as sustainability, economic development, health and wellness, and historical trauma and bias.



Indians Fire and the Land in the Pacific Northwest

Indians  Fire  and the Land in the Pacific Northwest Author Robert Boyd (Ph. D.)
ISBN-10 0870714597
Release 1999
Pages 313
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Early explorers to the Pacific Northwest expected to encounter a land of dense forests. Instead, their writings reveal that they were often surprised to discover spacious meadows, prairies, & open spaces. Far from a pristine wilderness, much of the Northwest landscape was actively managed & shaped by the hands of its Native American inhabitants. Their primary tool was fire. During more than 10,000 years of occupation, Native Americans in the Northwest learned the intricacies of their local environments & how to use fire to create desired effects, mostly in the quest for food. The essays collected in this important volume summarize virtually everything that is currently known about Pacific Northwest Indian use of fire in the environment. The fourteen contributors bring to the discussion expertise in such areas as anthropology, environmental history, ethnohistory, ethnobotany, forestry, cultural ecology, & paleobotany. Drawing on historical journals, Native American informants, & botanical & forestry studies, the contributors describe local patterns of fire use in eight ecoregions, representing all parts of the Native Northwest, from southwest Oregon to British Columbia & from Puget Sound to the Northern Rockies. The essays provide glimpses into a unique understanding of the environment-a traditional ecological knowledge now for the most part lost. With these significant studies available in a single volume, one of the most important issues concerning Pacific Northwest Indians & their relationship to the land-environmental modification through the use of fire-can now be better understood by land managers, cultural anthropologists, environmental historians, ecologists, & other interested readers. Contents Introduction: Basic Issues; Regional Patterns; Background Research, Robert Boyd Aboriginal Control of Huckleberry Yield in the Northwest, David French Indian Land Use & Environmental Change: Island County, Washington: A Test Case, Richard White Indian Fires in the Northern Rockies: Ethnohistory & Ecology, Stephen Barrett & Stephen Arno The Klikitat Trail of South-Central Washington: A Reconstruction of Seasonally Used Resource Sites, Helen H. Norton, Robert Boyd, & Eugene Hunn Strategies of Indian Burning in the Willamette Valley, Robert Boyd An Ecological History of Old Prairie Areas in Southwestern Washington, Estella Leopold & Robert Boyd Yards, Corridors, & Mosaics: How to Burn a Boreal Forest, Henry Lewis & Theresa Ferguson "Time to Burn": Traditional Use of Fire to Enhance Resource Production by Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia, Nancy Turner Landscape & Environment: Ecological Change in the Intermontane Northwest, William Robbins Aboriginal Burning for Vegetation Management in Northwest British Columbia, Leslie Johnson Burning for a "Fine & Beautiful Open Country": Native Uses of Fire in Southwestern Oregon, Jeff LaLande & Reg Pullen Protohistorical & Historical Spokan Prescribed Burning & Stewardship of Resource Areas, John Ross Conclusions: Ecological Lessons from Northwest Native Americans, Robert Boyd



Grass games moon races

Grass games   moon races Author Jeannine Gendar
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048750403
Release 1995
Pages 125
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Lively and creative games have long been an integral part of California Indian life for children and adults alike. In this unique compilation, dozens of traditional games are described through personal accounts, anecdotes, historic and contemporary photographs, and drawings of gaming implements.



Oaks of California

Oaks of California Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00905822X
Release 1991
Pages 184
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Oaks of California has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oaks of California also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oaks of California book for free.



Before the wilderness

Before the wilderness Author Thomas C. Blackburn
ISBN-10 WISC:89073155343
Release 1993
Pages 476
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Before the wilderness has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Before the wilderness also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Before the wilderness book for free.



Native American Ethnobotany

Native American Ethnobotany Author Daniel E. Moerman
ISBN-10 0881924539
Release 1998
Pages 927
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An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.



The California Naturalist Handbook

The California Naturalist Handbook Author Greg de Nevers
ISBN-10 9780520274808
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 261
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The California Naturalist Handbook provides a fun, science-based introduction to California’s natural history with an emphasis on observation, discovery, communication, stewardship and conservation. It is a hands-on guide to learning about the natural environment of California. Subjects covered include California natural history and geology, native plants and animals, California’s freshwater resources and ecosystems, forest and rangeland resources, conservation biology, and the effects of global warming on California’s natural communities. The Handbook also discusses how to create and use a field notebook, natural resource interpretation, citizen science, and collaborative conservation and serves as the primary text for the California Naturalist Program.



Lands of Promise and Despair

Lands of Promise and Despair Author Rose Marie Beebe
ISBN-10 9780806153575
Release 2015-08-28
Pages 528
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This copious collection of reminiscences, reports, letters, and documents allows readers to experience the vast and varied landscape of early California from the viewpoint of its inhabitants. What emerges is not the Spanish California depicted by casual visitors—a culture obsessed with finery, horses, and fandangos—but an ever-shifting world of aspiration and tragedy, pride and loss. Conflicts between missionaries and soldiers, Indians and settlers, friends and neighbors spill from these pages, bringing the ferment of daily life into sharp focus.



Exterminate Them

Exterminate Them Author Clifford E. Trafzer
ISBN-10 9780870139611
Release 1999-01-31
Pages 220
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Popular media depict miners as a rough-and-tumble lot who diligently worked the placers along scenic rushing rivers while living in roaring mining camps in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trafzer and Hyer destroy this mythic image by offering a collection of original newspaper articles that describe in detail the murder, rape, and enslavement perpetrated by those who participated in the infamous gold rush. "It is a mercy to the Red Devils," wrote an editor of the Chico Courier, "to exterminate them." Newspaper accounts of the era depict both the barbarity and the nobility in human nature, but while some protested the inhumane treatment of Native Americans, they were not able to end the violence. Native Americans fought back, resisting the invasion, but they could not stop the tide of white miners and settlers. They became "strangers in a stolen land."