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"When We First Come Here It All Looked Like Prairie Land Almost": Prairie Fire and Plains Settlement
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Title"When We First Come Here It All Looked Like Prairie Land Almost": Prairie Fire and Plains Settlement
AbstractThe abstract to this article reads: "For centuries prairie fire was a formative environmental force on the Great Plains. In the nineteenth-century, however, Euro-Americans brought to the region dramatically different settlement practices. In an effort to 'civilize' the Plains, settlers attempted to suppress the unique fires that so frequently swept the land. Even so, prairie fire, through its symbolism and its absence, continues as a force on the Great Plains today." Includes footnotes and photographs.
AuthorJulie Courtwright
DateSummer 2007
SourceWestern Historical Quarterly
LocationPeriodical
PublisherUtah State University for Western History Association
Volume38
Number2
Page157-179
SubjectGrassland fires
Pioneers
Frontier & pioneer life
Local SubjectGreat Plains
Prairie Grass
Prairies
Fires
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine article
LanguageEnglish
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Item ID217278
CONTENTdm number36777
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