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Game in the Garden

A Human History of Wildlife in Western Canada to 1940

In what is now western Canada, humans have long used wildlife in order to survive their surroundings, better understand their natural world, and form aspects of their identity. This book identifies the imaginative use of wild animals in early western society to explore a previously neglected avenue of social history.

By examining grassroots conservation activities, early slaughter rituals, iconographic traditions, and subsistence strategies, Colpitts clearly demonstrates how western attitudes to wild animals changed according to subsistence and economic needs - through the fur trade, game and sport hunting, and farming - and how wildlife helped to shape the social relationships of people in western Canada. It is a thought-provoking work that will appeal to environmental historians, Native studies specialists, conservationists, and nature enthusiasts.

Review

"An insightful study of changing attitudes towards animals in the Canadian West .. a valuable addition to the growing literature on Canadian environmental history .. Colpitts deserves particular praise or his willingness to engage with animals as both biological and symbolic creatures .. Game in the Garden offers a thoughtful and timely analysis of wildlife in the Canadian West which collapses the barriers of 'nature' and 'culture' to create an informative case study of interest to social and environmental historians alike."—Canadian Historical Review

"Game in the Garden is a welcome addition to the literature on the fur trade, on hunting, and on wildlife conservation in North America. It is readable and interesting, and deserves a place alongside books like Warren's or Jacoby's in any environmental history library."—Anthrozoos

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