Environmental History Seminar "Good Meat & Good Skins": Winter Game and Political Ecology on the Maritime Peninsula, 1620-1727 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
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9 April 2013.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Thomas Wickman, Trinity College Comment: Neal Salisbury, Smith College

The search for a heterogeneous menu of game animals allowed northeastern Indians a flexible pattern of winter mobility. After 1704, however, English soldiers patrolled Indians’ winter hunting grounds, interfering with native reliance on wild animals. Political ecology—how power affects people’s access to routes and resources—mattered more than environmental degradation to the fate of the winter hunt on the Maritime Peninsula.