Tag: Cattle

Cattle, Fracking, and the Problem of Latent Control in American Settler Ecology

colinhoag , June 9th, 2020


By Néstor L. Silva, Stanford University § In May of 2017, I visited a frack site along with a group of petroleum engineering students from the University of…


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Joel Palmer’s Defiant Cattle Drive Through Grand Ronde, 1874

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , June 17th, 2019


In 1874, Joel Palmer was again an independent contractor for the Indian service, after having completed a two-year stint as the Indian Agent for the Siletz Agency. Palmer…


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A Plantation inside the Cow: Capitalist Indigestions and the Rumen Microbial Universe

colinhoag , March 5th, 2019


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2018 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Domestication revisited?

fstammle , February 23rd, 2019


Domestication is by most used as a term for the biologically traceable subordination of animals under human control. But anthropologists have for long argued that there are also…


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Lt. William A. Slacum, United States Spy in the Oregon Territory, & Chief Slacum of the Clowewalla

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , June 19th, 2018


Lt. William A. Slacum, a Navy purser, was sent by the President, through the Department of State, as a special investigator to the Oregon Territory to investigate the…


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21st century ‘barbarians’: Modernity, the breeding of fighting bulls and EU farming subsidies

Robin Irvine , January 9th, 2016


This is an extended version of an article orginally published in The Conversation.  I am grateful to the editors there for their support and for helping myself and…


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