Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation

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INDEX
Abenaki tribe, 20
Adams, Oscar, 136, 249n67
Adirondackers, 17–23; access to resources, 33, 50, 52, 67; arson by, 73, 76, 77; disregard of regulations, 48–49; divisions among, 72; exclusion from decision-making, 265n12; farmers, 14, 21; feuds among, 213n32; foresters, 36; on game laws, 58–66; homesteads of, 33, 66; illiteracy of, 205n9; land use practices of, 47; marriage with Indians, 21; nonmarket ideology of, 53–54; occupations of, 21, 27–28; opposition to private parks, 41–46, 47, 67; opposition to state control, 227n69; protection of deer, 60, 223n31; relations with Forest Commission, 19, 57–58; right to subsistence, 52–53, 64; support for conservation, 47; surveillance of foresters, 37–38; use of natural resources, 50; view of timber cutting, 51–54, 65; violation of forest code, 66, 76–78; violation of game laws, 63–64, 72–73; wage labor by, 27–28, 67; women, 21, 27. See also Rural society
Adirondack Game and Fish Protective Association, 63
Adirondack Guides' Association (AGA), 68–71; and game laws, 70–71; on hounding, 225n56; membership of, 69–70, 224n48
Adirondack League Club (ALC), 39, 47, 136, 209n14; court cases against, 42; guides of, 40–41, 218n28; vandalism against, 218n31
Adirondack News: on poaching, 62; on timber industry, 56
Adirondack Park: acreage of, 215n1; creation of, 16–17, 168, 209n14; destruction of property markers, 32, 215n2; environmental regulations in, 30, 224n43, fig 7; fishing in, 17, 32, 59–60; hounding in, 17; land classification in, 26; local use of, 32; map of, 10; mapping of, 31–32; planning for, 48. See also New York Forest Preserve
Adirondacks: arson in, 2, 72–73, 76, 218n31; beaver population of, 71; common rights ideology in, 23–24, 213n31; community solidarity in, 37; conservation program in, 4, 6, 29, 38, 47, 82; crops of, 22–23, 212n29; deer population of, 26, 36–37; deforestation of, 14, 25; depopulation of, 18, 210n20; dialect of, 224n39; early settlers of, 20–21; economic life of, 21; in eighteenth century, 20; elk population of, 72, 226n64; farmers of, 14, 21; feuds in, 213n32; fire towers in,

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations xi
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Introduction - The Hidden History of American Conservation 1
  • Part I - The Adirondacks 9
  • Chapter 1 - The Re-Creation of Nature 11
  • Chapter 2 - Public Property and Private Parks 29
  • Chapter 3 - Working-Class Wilderness 48
  • Part II - Yellowstone 79
  • Chapter 4 - Nature and Nation 81
  • Chapter 5 - Fort Yellowstone 99
  • Chapter 6 - Modes of Poaching and Production 121
  • Part III - The Grand Canyon 147
  • Chapter 7 - The Havasupai Problem 149
  • Chapter 8 - Farewell Song 171
  • Epilogue - Landscapes of Memory and Myth 193
  • Chronology of American Conservation 199
  • Notes 203
  • Bibliography 267
  • Index 293
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