The Battle of the Fibers
Calvin Martin, in Natural History
(June-July 1978), Box 6000, Des Moines,
The wre-modern American Indian is widelv viewed as a noble savase
who lived in harmonious balance with nature, taking from it only what necessity demanded and respecting animals and plants as fellow spiritual beings. A new look at the historical record Martin, a Rut- gers historian, shows that at certain periods the Indian perceived his relationship with nature to have gone awry and engaged in a fearful...