Trail of Story, Travellers? Path
Reflections on Ethnoecology and Landscape
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.
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.
the Centre for Work and Community Studies and the Centre for Integrated
Studies at Athabasca University. She is a co-editor, with Eugene S.
Hunn, of Landscape Ethnoecology: Concepts of Physical and Biotic
Landscape, and Knowing
CHAPTER 2: Landscape Ethnoecology: Nexus of People, Land, and
CHAPTER 3: Trail of Story: Gitksan Understanding of Land and
CHAPTER 4: Traveller’s Path: Witsuwit’en Knowledge of
CHAPTER 5: Of Berry Patches: What Makes a Kind of Place?
CHAPTER 6: Lookouts, Moose Licks, and Fish Lakes: Considering Kaska
Understanding of the Land
CHAPTER 7: Envisioning Ethnoecology: Movement through Place and
CHAPTER 8: A Gwich’in Year on the Land
CHAPTER 9: Of Nets and Nodes: Reflections on Dene Ethnoecology and
CHAPTER 10: Of Named Places
CHAPTER 11: Trails versus Polygons: Contrasting Visions of the
CHAPTER 12: Implications: GIS and the Storied Landscape
CHAPTER 13: The Ecology of Knowing the Land
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