Fires of Spring

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Fires of Spring

  • (nd) ----- color ----- 33 min ----- 16mm
  • Throughout North America the Indian custom of burning local habitats was once a dynamic and integral part of hunting and gathering adaptations. Portrays the traditional uses of controlled burning, demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of how Indian fires formerly influenced the Canadian boreal forest. Slavey Indian elders describe how this burning took place and what they perceive as the consequences which burning once had for the local concentrations and regional distributions of plants and animals.
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Canadian Studies, Ecology)