Colonizing Wilderness: Alaska's Imagined Identity
This project seeks to make sense of Alaska’s wilderness identity as it is imagined in the lower 48. I discuss the role of naturalists in the production of this identity, describing them as “publicizers” with their own biases and interests at play. I then use Mount McKinley National Park as a lens through which Alaska’s wilderness identity can be better understood. Finally, I engage Alaska’s “last frontier” identity by examining public responses to wolf control in the 1970s.
Steiner-Malumphy, Audrey, "Colonizing Wilderness: Alaska's Imagined Identity" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6987.
Cultural History | Intellectual History | United States History
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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