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The Bears Ears: A Human History of America's Most Endangered Wilderness

For a land so desolate and inhospitable, the Bear’s Ears region has been the host to a vast array of peoples, cultures and characters that have spanned beyond human memory. From ancient Mammoth hunters to modern natives, miners and Mormons, cattle punchers and county councils leery of nosey authors, many have called this land home.  In David Roberts’s fascinating new book, The Bears Ears, he takes on the challenge of telling each of their stories and presenting their side for what should happen in this hotly contested region.

In his typical style, Roberts weaves a wonderful tale of both history and adventure, bringing the stories alive and making the people human and real. To be able to make a life and home in a place like this you must really connect with the land itself, only feel whole while out in its wilds. And ultimately, that is the common thread that ties all these stories together – a deep love and connection to a big, wild place. David Roberts feels that connection as well, making him the perfect person to tell their story.  Whether you see the open space as good way to make a living, live as your elders did, or as a place of respite from the trappings of modern society, The Bears Ears tells your story.



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