Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Remember, be nice to the trees..."

Hi everyone,

I found this video on youtube earlier today that I thought relates to Shepard Krech's Ecological Indian: Myth and History. This video was created by , a website dedicated to educating to informing people about the dangers of pesticides and chemicals to the environment. I found it interesting that the site chose to use Pocahontas to teach young children about environmental issues. This video clearly shows that there is still a common association between Native Americans and conservation efforts. It supports Krech's claim the idea of the "Ecological Indian" has become the fundamental truth in the American society.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The music of Thoreau

Found this piece by Charles Ives. It was inspired by the writings of Thoreau in Walden.

Friday, February 15, 2013

The prevalence of the white stag in our culture

After watching Bambi and seeing the post about the white stag in Harry Potter I realized that there this symbolism for a white stag representing Christianity is prevalent. I never realized that a white stag typically represents Jesus, but it is something that I am now on the lookout for.

Here are two more references I found to the white stag:

Snow White and the Huntsmen (film):

The Chronicles of Narnia (written by C.S. Lewis a Christian author):