Date of Award
Master of Arts in History
This study examines Native American marine resource management as a coastal adaptation in Rhode Island. It argues that marine resource management techniques were developed by indigenous people between the Archaic and the Late Woodland period, and uses Rhode Island’s salt pond region as a case study. It then looks at how European settlement altered Native American coastal adaptations and changed marine resource management through commodification and eventually loss of access to subsistence bases. The study contrasts Native American management practices with European resource use through the end of the colonial period, and relates how indigenous conservation efforts are applicable to today’s marine resources.
Bowen, Sarah, "NATIVE AMERICAN MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN RHODE ISLAND PRE AND POST CONTACT" (2020). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 1859.