Walking Toward Moosalamoo, Hans M. Carlson’s additional book, is a adventure of bodies and the earth, as able-bodied as actuality a account of three summers spent hiking, to a abode alleged Mount Moosalamoo, in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. At bottom, it is an ecology analysis into the chat amid bodies and the land, one anxious with our accepted ecology crises, but additionally with the actual and cultural area of New England–its anecdotal geography. Along the way, Carlson muses on the means we allege of the earth–how we generally anguish it with our words, but additionally how we absolute our own freedom, and anguish ourselves, by misrepresenting our acclaimed accord with the acreage that supports all our lives.
Within, Carlson additionally tries to appoint the continued attitude of Native American cerebration on this continent–the bookish history of North America – as an acceptance to the questions he raises about our afflicted accord with the earth. He is decidedly anxious with Indigenous understandings of words and stories–with the abstraction that it may not be aloof bodies creating the adventure in which we all alive – and a acceptable accord of this assignment is aggravating to anticipate about an apple who speaks. He additionally looks carefully at America’s aphotic colonial history, the acceptance of which he calls “the amount of admission” to his chat with Native ideas. This is an ecology and political altercation for alert to the earth, but additionally one for alert to anniversary other. “Moosalamoo” is added allegory than mountain, then, and the destination is a new story, not a aiguille in the Green Mountains.