Accepted Paper:

Conflict, Peace, and Mutual Accomodation in Tlingit Human-Animal Relations  

Author:

Thomas Thornton (University of Oxford)

Paper short abstract:

This paper examines the complex nature of conflict, peace, and mutual accommodation between Tlingits of Southeast Alaska and keystone predator species, including brown bear and wolf.

Paper long abstract:

This paper examines the complex nature of conflict, peace, and mutual accommodation between Tlingits of Southeast Alaska and keystone predator species, including brown bear and wolf. These relationships include intermarriage, competition for resources and habitats, mutual tracking, stalking, killing and consumption, totemism, animism, and interspecies transformations. An indigenous theory of human-animal relations and conflict management is developed from these cases.

Panel P23
Collaboration and partnership in human-animal communities: reconsidering ways of learning and communication