By Thomas Biolsi
This better half is made from 27 unique contributions by means of prime students within the box and summarizes the kingdom of anthropological wisdom of Indian peoples, in addition to the background that obtained us so far.
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However, the oak savanna appears to have been what ecologists term a ‘‘seral’’ stage in the life-cycle of a forest. Seral stages are the stages in plant succession. For example, after a plot of ground is cleared, rapidly growing, sun-tolerant plants may grow first, to be replaced later by brushy plants and eventually, under the right circumstances, by trees. The phases before the appearance of trees are ‘‘seral’’ stages. Most burning strategies are aimed at producing and maintaining seral stages because seral plants are most likely to be those that produce nuts, seeds, berries, and roots that people and other mammals eat.
M. B. Ignace, and R. ’’ Ecological Applications 10(5): 1275–1287. Turner, N. J. and D. C. ’’ Anthropologica XL: 49–70. Turner, N. J. and S. L. ’’ Paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, Washington. Vale, T. , ed. 2002: Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape. Washington, DC: Island Press. Whitlock, C. and Knox, M. A. ’’ In Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape, ed. T. R. Vale, pp. 195–231. Washington, DC: Island Press. Williams, G.
I did not find it. There is a vast literature on the historical ecology of Indian people, although the term ‘historical ecology’ is not usually applied. Political and historical ecology are about landscapes, about the distribution of resources and people across landscapes, and how these landscapes evolved. Political ecology also is about the distribution of power relationships across human landscapes. Power distributions can be evident in many kinds of relationships, including health. For Indian people, treaty rights and reservations are critical elements of the landscape they occupy and therefore to their ecology.
A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians by Thomas Biolsi