Work of the Fellows: Monographs

The Ecological Indian: Myth and History

By Shepard Krech, III (Trustee; NHC Fellow, 1993–94; 2000–01)

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

From the publisher’s description:

The idea of the Native American living in perfect harmony with nature is one of the most cherished contemporary myths. But how truthful is this larger-than-life image? According to anthropologist Shepard Krech, the first humans in North America demonstrated all of the intelligence, self-interest, flexibility, and ability to make mistakes of human beings anywhere.

Subjects
Anthropology / History / Environment and Nature / Human Ecology / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas / Environmental History / Extinction /

Krech, Shepard, III (Trustee; NHC Fellow, 1993–94; 2000–01). The Ecological Indian: Myth and History. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.