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Author Anderson, Kat, 1955-
Title Tending the wild : Native American knowledge and the management of California's natural resources / M. Kat Anderson.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2005]

Subject Indians of North America -- Agriculture -- California.
Indians of North America -- California -- History.
Human ecology -- California.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- California -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 526 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-470) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents pt. I. California at contact -- 1. The wildlife, plants, and people -- 2. Gathering, hunting, and fishing -- 3. The collision of worlds -- pt. II. Indigenous land management and its ecological basis -- 4. Methods of caring for the land -- 5. Landscapes of stewardship -- 6. Basketry : cultivating forbs, sedges, grasses, and tules -- 7. From arrows to weirs : cultivating shrubs and trees -- 8. California's cornucopia : a calculated abundance -- 9. Plant foods aboveground : seeds, grains, leaves, and fruits -- 10. Plant foods belowground : bulbs, corms, rhizomes, taproots, and tubers -- pt. III. Rekindling the old ways -- 11. Contemporary California Indian harvesting and management practices -- 12. Restoring landscapes with native knowledge -- Coda : indigenous wisdom in the modern world.
Summary John Muir was an early proponent of a view we still hold today - that much of California was pristine, untouched wilderness before the arrival of Europeans. But as this groundbreaking book demonstrates, what Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers capeting the Central Valley were the fertile gardens of the Sierra Miwok and Valley Yokuts Indians, modified and made productive by centuries of harvesting, tilling, sowing, pruning, and burning Marvelously detailed and beautifully written, Tending the Wild is an unparalleled examination of.
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ISBN 9780520933101 (electronic bk.)
0520933109 (electronic bk.)
1423730410 (electronic bk.)
9781423730415 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 62175673
Additional Format Print version: Anderson, Kat, 1955- Tending the wild. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005 0520238567 (DLC) 2004017995 (OCoLC)56103978.