Tribal Wilderness

The Tribal Wilderness toolbox provides information useful for managers of tribal wilderness areas and for managers of federal wilderness areas adjacent to tribal areas. Tribal wilderness is examined through papers that describe the role of wilderness in indigenous cultures, tribal wilderness management issues, examples, and contacts plus referenced for additional information. To suggest new materials for inclusion, email Lisa Ronald at lisa@wilderness.net.

References and Resources

  • Anderson, M. K. 2006. Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources. Berkley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Bacher, D. 2010, March 24. North Coast Tribes Pressure MLPA Officials to Address Tribal Use Policy. North Coast Blog.
  • Bowden, C. 2010. Reviving Native Lands. National Geographic Magazine, 218(2): 80-97.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Establishment of Roadless and Wild Areas on Indian Reservations
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness Case Studies: 1999 and 2005.
  • Dawson, C. P. and Hendee, J. C. 2009. Wilderness Management: Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values, Fourth Edition. Golden CO: Fulcrum Publishing.
  • Flood, J. P. and McAvoy, L. H. 2007. Voices of My Ancestors, Their Bones Talk to Me: How to Balance US Forest Service Rules and Regulations with Traditional Values and Culture of American Indians. Human Ecology Review, 14(1): 76-89.
  • Forest Service, Tribal Relations Web-page
  • Freedman, E. 2002. When Indingenous Rights and Wilderness Collide: Prosecution of Native Americans for Using Motors in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. American Indian Quarterly, 26(3): 378-392.
  • Hansen, G. F. 1992. Keepers of the Land-American Indian Traditional Environmental/Wilderness Education Curriculum. Gila River Indian Community.
  • Hansen, G. F. 1996. Understanding and Building Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples. Wilderness Management Symposium Proceedings-Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia/Africa
  • Hansen, G. F. 2007. Contemporary Wilderness And American Indian Cultures. International Journal of Wilderness, 13(2): 19-20.
  • Lannan Foundation. InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council, NE Mendocino County, CA
  • Lyons, O. 1989. Wilderness in Native American Culture. A talk by Chief Oren Lyons, Turtle Clan Chief of the Onondaga Nation, presented at the University of Idaho's Wilderness Resource Distinguished Lecture Series.
  • Moon Stumpff, L. 2000. In Wilderness There is Life: An American Indian Perspective on Theory and Action for Wildlands. In: Watson, A. E.; Aplet, G. H.; Hendee, J. C., comps. 2000. Personal, societal, and ecological values of wilderness: Sixth World Wilderness Congress proceedings on research, management, and allocation, volume II; 1998 October 24-29; Bangalore, India. Proc. RMRS-P-14. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  • Native American Coordination and Consultation. 1996. Bureau of Land Management National Training Center, Phoenix AZ, Native American Office.
  • Rosales, H. 2010. The InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness: Ten Tribes Reclaiming, Stewarding, and Restoring Ancestral Lands, International Journal of Wilderness, 16(1), 8-12.
  • Stewart, O. C., Lewis, H. T. and Anderson, M. K. 2009. Forgotten Fires: Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Testimony of Ron Suppah, Chairman, The Confederated Tribed of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Public Lands and Forests on S. 647, the Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Act of 2007, May 3, 2007.
  • Tribal Wildernesses, Tribal Research Natural Areas, and Tribal Vehicle Permit Areas on National Forests. Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. (715) 682-6619
  • Watson, A. Mapping Social and Cultural Values in the Mission Mountains. In: Ritter, S. ed. EcoReport. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 4, 12.
  • Wood, M. C. and Welcker, Z. Tribes as Trustees Again (Part I): The Emergine Tribel Role in the Conservation Trust Movement. Harvard Environmental Law Review, 32:373-432.
  • Wood, M. C. and O'Brien, M. Tribes as Trustees Again (Part II): Evaluating Four Models of Tribal Participation in the Conservation Trust Movement. Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 27:477-546.
  • Yakama Nation Forest Management Plan-Tract D. Mt. Adams Recreation Area.