Fire and forest structure in the aboriginal eastern forest
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): C. Martin
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

  • European settlement
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • human caused fires
  • Native Americans
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45904
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21525
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text (p.1) ... 'For many years Americans have held a somewhat romantic but, in point of fact, erroneous conception of what the aboriginal eastern forest actually looked like.... How did this early forest appear, structurally speaking, to the first European observers and what effect did fires, especially Indian fires, have on the ecology of the east? Both of these issues will be briefly examined in the following article, using early colonial and exploration accounts of the eastern forest as sources of information.'

Martin, C. 1973. Fire and forest structure in the aboriginal eastern forest. v. 6, no. Summer, p. 23-26.