Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians

This book covers the techniques of native peoples of California to manage their environment, including controlled burning, draining meadows, and encouraging the growth of specific plants. The book describes the movement from hunting and gathering to the many steps that by the eighteenth century make up the technology of agriculture.

Author: Blackburn and Kat, Thomas C. and Kat
Call Letter: Nc
Call Number: 37
Publication Format: book
Publication Year: 1993Website:

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