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Author Johnson, Leslie Main, 1950-

Title Trail of story, traveller's path : reflections on ethnoecology and landscape / by Leslie Main Johnson

Publ Info Edmonton : AU Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  GN476.7 .J64 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 257 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portrait ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-247) and index
Contents Trails of visions -- Landscape ethnoecology -- Trail of story -- Traveller's path -- Of berry patches -- Lookouts, moose licks, and fish lakes -- Envisioning ethnoecology -- A Gwich'in year on the land -- Of nets and nodes -- Of named places -- Trail versus polygons -- Implications -- The ecology of knowing the land
Note Also available in electronic format
Includes some text in Gitksan, Gwich'in, Kaska Dene, and Witsuwit'en
"Trail of Story, Traveller's Path examines the meaning of landscape, drawn from Leslie Main Johnson's rich experience with diverse environments and peoples, including the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en of northwestern British Columbia, the Kaska Dene of the southern Yukon, and the Gwich'in of the Mackenzie Delta." "With passion and conviction, Johnson maintains that our response to our environment shapes our culture, determines our lifestyle, defines our identity, and sets the tone for our relationships and economies. With photos, she documents the landscape and contrasts the ecological relationships with land of First Nations peoples to those of non-indigenous scientists. The result is an absorbing study of local knowledge of place and a broad exploration of the meaning of landscape." ""Trail of Story, Traveller's Path is unique in the literature on place and ethnoecology. Leslie Main Johnson combines in-depth analyses of northwestern Canadian First Nations' ways of thinking and being on the land with compelling and nuanced cross-cultural comparisons of particular kinds of landscapes, which figure prominently among northern indigenous foragers' environmental perceptions and interactions. Johnson navigates this path with agile sensitivity and deep respect for the individuals and communities whose stories and trails she shares."---Thomas Thornton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Portland State University & author of Being and Place among the Tlingit"--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Landscape ecology -- Canada, Northern
Traditional ecological knowledge -- Canada, Northern
Indians of North America -- Ethnobiology -- Canada, Northern
Landscapes -- Canada, Northern
Names, Geographical -- Canada, Northern
ISBN 9781897425350