The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Part I. Historical Overview: Topics and Themes1
Chapter 1. The American Environment and Native-European Encounters, 1000–1875 3
The Physical Environment and Natural Resources 3
Native Americans and the Land 4
Pueblo Indians and the Southwest 6
The Pueblo Indians and Spanish Settlement of the Southwest 9
Micmac Indians and French Settlement in the Northeast 11
Plains Indians and the Westward Movement 14
The European Transformation of the Plains 18
The Ecological Indian 20
Conclusion 21
Chapter 2. The New England Wilderness Transformed, 1600–1850 24
The New England Forest and Indian Land Use 24
The Settlement of New England 25
Colonial Land Use 27
Marketing the Forest 28
The Forest Economy 31
Mind, Labor, and Nature 33

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