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(AT) North Texas chapter meeting, Native Hunters, Prairies and Bison

September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NTMN monthly meeting for September

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 — 7 to 8:30 PM

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It should be logged as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre approved Training with North Texas chapter meeting, Native Hunters, Prairies and Bison in the description box. 1 hour AT.

Christopher Roos, Professor of Anthropology at SMU, will present Native Hunters, Prairies, and Bison, a look at the methods indigenous people used to manage prairies and bison herds. He will discuss the role of fire in the evolution of global grasslands and methods that Indigenous hunters use controlled wildfires in grasslands to improve their hunting. These strategies improve biodiversity in the process and may mediate fire-climate relationships as well. In northern Montana, Blackfeet hunters used fire to manipulate the grazing behavior of bison herds for centuries, making them ecosystem engineers of northwestern Great Plains prairies.
Roos is an environmental archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. His primary areas of expertise are in human pyrogeography and behavioral geoarchaeology. He directs interdisciplinary research projects on the long-term interactions of human societies, climate, and wildfire in the Southwest United States, the northern Great Plains, and Fiji. Read about his work here.
Zoom link will be available about a week prior to meeting.
Announcements begin at 7 pm. Speaker begins at approximately 7:30 pm.
If not familiar with Zoom, arrive 6:45 pm to set your audio levels and learn the system.
Approved for 1 hour AT. Report to AT: NTX Chapter Meeting (put September meeting and speaker name in comments).
You will need to sign in with both first and last names for your AT to be counted.
The Grass Fire by Frederic Remington (1908)
In the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth.
From Wikimedia Commons


September 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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