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The Ecological Indian: Myth and History

2 pages | 500 words

In his essay "The Ecological Indian: Myth and History", Shepard Krech aim to demythologize the image of the indigenous ethnicities of the Americas as the peoples living in harmony with nature. Krech's definition of the ecological Indian is based on the fact that these peoples had a harmonious relationship with their natural environment and did not seek to destroy it immensely as it is often believed. The author criticizes the distorted view of the indigenous Indians as environmentalists and provides evidence for the opposite facts.