When the first Euroamericans arrived in North America, they thought they were seeing a “wilderness,” unaltered by human hands. However, they were actually seeing highly managed environments. Kilburn and Brugam examine the impact of the burning of forests and prairies by Native Americans on the plant species in west-central Illinois.
Kilburn, Paul and Brugam, Richard C.
"How Natural is Nature? The Effect of Burning on Presettlement Vegetation in West-Central Illinois,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol1/iss2/5