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…


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…


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…


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…