WHERE LAND AND WATER MEET - Nancy Langston
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And the Paiute had adapted for thousands of years to these high desert wetlands by doing something very, very different than settled farming. They had used and manipulated the wetlands; they certainly did a form of agriculture, but not settled agriculture.
But inafter a brutal campaign, they signed a treaty that gave up most of their lands, but that did establish the Malheur Indian Reservation. So [Malheur] has never left federal ownership, never went into the hands of the state [of Oregon]. Instead it went into the hands of the tribe as part of this treaty. Byhowever, ranchers such as Peter French and others had ignored the treaty and illegally taken over some of the Indian lands.
Some members of the tribe participated in the Bannock Uprising, a tribal uprising against really intense racism.
The uprising was brief; retaliation, however, was quite brutal and quite swift. Inthe President abolished the reservation, and there are enormous legal arguments over what part of that was legal.
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It would be the Paiute Tribe. What I think is also important to recognize is that the Paiute have not gone and tried to take over the refuge with an armed uprising. Instead, for at least two decades and probably many more decades, they have worked very closely with refuge staff to develop both protection for their sacred artifacts, and also to participate in collaborative conservation plans.
Along those lines of hopeful collaborations between tribes and other public and private entities, in the last chapter of your book, Where Land and Water Meetyou describe what you call Pragmatic Adaptive Management as a potential way forward for the Malheur Basin. What does that term mean in this context?
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Well what I meant was management policies that are based in part on the philosophy of American pragmatismwhich has a long and glorious history in recognizing that no one group has absolute truth. That seems like a great concept. In the Malheur Refuge adopted a long-term management plan, the Comprehensive Conservation Planwhich was forged with the participation and help of the Paiute Tribe, with local ranching community members, with county commissioners, [and] with some environmental groups such as Portland Audubon.
So of all places in the West to choose to make your last stand as the militia movement, this seems like the wrong place. You wrote on your website of this project that you hope your work can translate between how historians and ecologists differently conceptualize ecosystem change in Lake Superior forests, which are threatened by climate change and invasive species, among other things.
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Can you say a bit more about how this project is translating across disciplines or epistemologies? And I think those stories need to be told better. You can listen to an interview with Oregon Public Radio or watch a clip on the Daily Show to learn a bit more about the ways this history influences the current conflicts. I just finished your wonderful book, Where Land and Water Meet.
I found it mesmerizing -- the writing just wonderful, the thinking so clear, the stories close to my heart and work experience. I particularly loved how you brought the reader, through the details of a particular cultural-environmental history, to an understanding of American pragmatism and its relationship to the underpinnings of our democracy.
I felt as if I had taken a fine university course just sitting in my chair by the fire."Where Land Meets Sea" 2015 Beyond Time & Space
I hope that this book, with its cogent argument for adaptive management, is required reading in university curricula for those entering the natural resource fields. Environmental historians pride themselves on their ability to synthesize scientific and historical knowledge.
Once again, Langston demonstrates that she does this better than almost anyone in the field. The militants claimed that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge symbolized federal tyranny over public lands. But for many locals the refuge exemplified just the opposite: High Country News Feb.
Such refuges are becoming increasingly critical habitat for migratory birds because 95 percent of the wetlands along the Pacific Flyway have already been lost to development.