Connecting the environment with societies’ cultures through literature
has created a new awareness of environmental issues. The current
environmental crisis is a product of modern human culture. The thought of using land as
a commodity and disregard for environmental ethics has worsened the ecological crisis.
The paper focuses issues of environment highlighted in Native American literature. The
anthropocentric behavior of Euro-Americans is contrary to Native American idea of
biocentrism. For American Indians, land is considered
not merely a stage on which the act is played but also as
an active participant in the drama with major role to
play in the lives of the characters. This article applies
Ecocriticism theory on Louise Erdrich’s fiction Tracks
to generate an ecological criticism of the text. This paper
highlights new ways of treating the natural world,
putting responsibility on humans to see how their
cultures are affecting environment.
1-Sana Tariq Lecturer,Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Bahramand Shah Assistant Professor,Area Study Centre,Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.