Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity

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Basic Books, 05‏/04‏/2001 - 352 من الصفحات
The 1996 discovery, near Kennewick, Washington, of a 9,000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton brought more to the surface than bones. The explosive controversy and resulting lawsuit also raised a far more fundamental question: Who owns history? Many Indians see archeologists as desecrators of tribal rites and traditions; archeologists see their livelihoods and science threatened by the 1990 Federal reparation law, which gives tribes control over remains in their traditional territories. In this new work, Thomas charts the riveting story of this lawsuit, the archeologists' deteriorating relations with American Indians, and the rise of scientific archeology. His telling of the tale gains extra credence from his own reputation as a leader in building cooperation between the two sides.
 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

An excellent overview of the history of the archaeology and anthropology of American Indians, inspired by the controversy over Kennewick Man. This is an embarrassing history for white scientists, but ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - RavenousReaders - LibraryThing

In July 1996, a human skeleton washed out of a bank of the Columbia River and reignited a 500 year controversy about the handling of human remains in this country. Archaeologists dubbed the skeleton ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Part II NineteenthCentury Scientists
27
Part II Deep American History
121
Part IV The Indians Refuse to Vanish
175
Part V Bridging the Chasm
223
Epilogue
268
Acknowledgements
277
Endnotes
279
Literature Cited
297
Index
318
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الصفحة xxxv - Burdened by a linear, progressive conception of history and by an assumption that Euro-American culture flourishes at the upper end of that progression, Westerners have told the history of Hawai'i as an inevitable if occasionally bitter-sweet triumph of Western ways over "primitive

نبذة عن المؤلف (2001)

As Curator of Anthropology and former Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, David Hurst Thomas is responsible for the largest collection of Indian artifacts and remains in the world. Thomas is a founding Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He lives in New York City.

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