The Cultural Ecology of
with Kevin McBride
at Members' and Friends' Night
Friday, June 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
FREE and Open to the Public!
Kevin McBride will explore the relationship between Native Americans and the physical landscape over the last 10,000 years. During this period indigenous peoples adapted to a number of minor and major climatic events and environmental changes; sometimes in very dramatic ways that included actively manipulating and modifying their environments to increase habitat productivity and to increase food production. The “pristine” environments the first European explorers and colonists encountered in the New World were not unspoiled but had been altered by thousands of years of Native American land use.