The Heart of the Sierras, 1864–1916

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780195142433
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848812 | DOI:
The Heart of the Sierras, 1864–1916

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This chapter demonstrates that Yosemite Valley remained home to a permanent, relatively autonomous Indian village. While native residence in the valley stands in the marked contrast to other early parks, it also presents an important comparison with the experiences of Indian peoples at Yellowstone and Glacier. Such differences shed important light on Yosemite's unique history and reveal the processes by which this park was eventually made to fit the standards of the national park ideal.

Keywords: Yosemite Valley; Indian peoples; Yellowstone; Glacier; national park

Chapter.  6039 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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