By Paul E. Minnis, Wayne J. Elisens
Exploring the connection among local american citizens and the flora and fauna, Biodiversity and local the United States questions the common view that indigenous peoples had minimum ecological influence in North the USA. Introducing various views - ethnopharmacological, ethnographic, archaeological, and organic - this quantity indicates that local american citizens have been energetic managers of typical ecological structures. The ebook covers teams from the subtle agriculturalists of the Mississippi River drainage quarter to the low-density hunter-gatherers of arid western North America.This publication permits readers to boost actual recovery, administration, and conservation versions via an intensive wisdom of local peoples’ ecological heritage and dynamics. It additionally illustrates how indigenous peoples affected environmental styles and methods, enhancing crop variety and agricultural styles.
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Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8061-3232-9 (hc) 1. Indians of North America Ethnobotany. 2. Indians of Mexico Ethnobiology. 3. Biological diversity North America. 4. Human ecology North America. I. Minnis, Paul E. II. 2'089'97dc21 99-055136 CIP The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Copyright © 2000 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University.