Trail of Story, Travellers? Path
267 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
b/w and colour images, maps
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Release Date:01 Apr 2010
ISBN:9781897425350
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Trail of Story, Travellers? Path

Reflections on Ethnoecology and Landscape

Athabasca University Press, AU Press

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.

Leslie Main Johnson is an associate professor in
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
Space.
CHAPTER 1: Trails and Visions: Reflections on Ethnoecology,
Landscape, and Knowing

CHAPTER 2: Landscape Ethnoecology: Nexus of People, Land, and
Lifeways

CHAPTER 3: Trail of Story: Gitksan Understanding of Land and
Place

CHAPTER 4: Traveller’s Path: Witsuwit’en Knowledge of
the Land

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
Season

CHAPTER 8: A Gwich’in Year on the Land

CHAPTER 9: Of Nets and Nodes: Reflections on Dene Ethnoecology and
Landscape

CHAPTER 10: Of Named Places

CHAPTER 11: Trails versus Polygons: Contrasting Visions of the
Land

CHAPTER 12: Implications: GIS and the Storied Landscape

CHAPTER 13: The Ecology of Knowing the Land
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