Lands not assigned o Whites wanted land opened up because they didnt get any

Lands not assigned o whites wanted land opened up

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Lands not assigned o Whites wanted land opened up because they didn’t get any before o 1859: Oklahoma Land Run Land office o Selling off public land George Perkins Marsh Lawyer by training, didn't do much of it From Vermont, grew up near base of mountain o Logging and cattle grazing o Stream floods in spring and dries in summer
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o Severe erosion Went into business --> entered politics US Representative in 1840s for Vermont 1850s: spent in Turkey o Saw effects of deforestation and grazing in the Mediterranean 1857: Fishery commissioner in Vermont o Fishing stock declined due to human impact 1861: Abraham Lincoln appointed him as foreign minister to Italy Research on human impact on land over time 1864: wrote book Man and Nature First to talk of ecology o Relationship between humans and environment Man and nature Environmental impact Published in 1864 Earth as Modified by Human Actions 1874 Looks at Roman Empire o Tons of environmental activity o Used too extensively and all due to environmental reasons o Overharvested and overgrazed o Italian Peninsula = less effective o Change habits or face destruction Entire species going extinct o Ex: in US = buffalos o Haunt all industrialized worlds The New Glaciers Humans Huge long-lasting impacts on planet Wasteful use of resources o
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