Southern Appalachian Studies Series: Southern Appalachian Wildlife
Event Dates and Times
Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN
Monday, May 22, 7 p.m., "Southern Appalachian Studies Series: Southern Appalachian Wildlife.” Speakers Billy Minser and Lonnie McMillan will discuss the skills and challenges of the Native Americans and frontiersmen in their use of native wildlife for survival. Early (1030-1492 AD) European explorers of North America found the continent teeming with fish and wildlife … and American Indians. The Indians had subsisted on fish and wildlife as well as native plants and seeds and/or planted crops for perhaps 30,000 years and the newly arrived Europeans learned to do the same. Europeans brought with them steel tools and guns that they introduced to the Indians that both used to exploit vast stocks of wildlife not only for personal use but for profits in European markets. By the late 1800s, the vast numbers of wildlife had been nearly obliterated by over-harvest. The presentation will be in the Sharon Lawson Room of the library.
Joan VanSickle Sloan