The Other Side of Eden
Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the WorldBook - 2000
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Hugh Brody lives with and studies hunter-gatherer peoples of North-America and makes comparisons between theirs' and agrarian cultures and attempts to draw conclusions as to how society has developed as a result of these two societies divergences and common ground and to determine our society's future. Drawing on unique experiences with different peoples from groups and tribes right here in Canada Brody discusses his feelings and the history of these peoples. Brody has played an important role in Aboriginal Rights and in shaping governmental opinion and policy.
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"To move around with safety, to hunt with success, to make the land's resources available and nourishing, the hunter works with a mass of details and the names of many, many places. Nothing could be better, for there could be no alternative: to know this particular territory is to prosper; neither the land nor the knowledge of the land can be replaced. A territory is made perfect by knowledge. Inugu was revealing his profound conviction that this was his only imaginable home." (35)
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