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Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance

Clint Carroll

Abstract

In Roots of Our Renewal, Clint Carroll tells how Cherokee people have developed material, spiritual, and political ties with the lands they have inhabited since removal from their homelands in the southeastern United States. Although the forced relocation of the late 1830s had devastating consequences for Cherokee society, Carroll shows that the reconstituted Cherokee Nation west of the Mississippi eventually cultivated a special connection to the new land—a connection that is reflected in its management of natural resources. Until now, scant attention has been paid to the interplay between tr ... More

Keywords: Political ecology, Environment, Indigenous government, Self-determination, Natural resource management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816690893
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clint Carroll, author