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Professor of History
Award Committee Member
Organization of American Historians
Program Schedule Saturday & Sunday â€” American Society for Environmental History
"The combination of Indian predation and ...
"The combination of Indian predation and environmental change decimated the bison" (Isenberg, p.3).As such, this book contradicts massive amounts of primary historical sources that show, un-arguably, that the destruction and near extinction of the Bison herds was a direct result of Anglo predation in a direct attempt to destroy the resource base of the Plains Tribes in order to force them onto reservations.As the other reviewers have pointed out, it is true that the Plains Tribes were not nomadic hunters for all of their history.It is true that the Tribes adopted nomadic hunting as a primary subsistence strategy only after being forced to do so by Anglo aggression and encroachment.But from that truth, Isenberg moves on to a series of unproven theories based on questionable ecological assumptions that are rooted in the "new ecology" - an ecological theory that describes nature as a disordered, chaotic and individualistic struggle for survival (For info on the "new ecology" see my review of "Discordant Harmonies: A new ecology for the 21st century).For example, Isenberg bases one of
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