Living Histories: Native Americans and Southwestern Archaeology

Living Histories Native Americans and Southwestern Archaeology This book is about the tangled relationship between Native peoples and archaeologists in the American Southwest Even as this relationship has become increasingly significant for both real world archae

  • Title: Living Histories: Native Americans and Southwestern Archaeology
  • Author: Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
  • ISBN: 9780759111967
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is about the tangled relationship between Native peoples and archaeologists in the American Southwest Even as this relationship has become increasingly significant for both real world archaeological practice and studies in the history of anthropology, no other single book has synthetically examined how Native Americans have shaped archaeological practice in thThis book is about the tangled relationship between Native peoples and archaeologists in the American Southwest Even as this relationship has become increasingly significant for both real world archaeological practice and studies in the history of anthropology, no other single book has synthetically examined how Native Americans have shaped archaeological practice in the Southwest and, how archaeological practice has shaped Native American communities From oral traditions to repatriations to disputes over sacred sites, the next generation of archaeologists as much as the current generation needs to grapple with the complex social and political history of the Southwest s Indigenous communities, the values and interests those communities have in their own cultural legacies, and how archaeological science has impacted and continues to impact Indian country.

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    1. Short book about the history of interactions between archaeologists and local Native Americans in the southwestern US. Very good at being accessible without being patronizing. Starts out with an overview of the histories of Native Americans and of archaeology in the region taken separately. The part on the early twentieth century focuses on Native Americans who worked as hired laborers in excavations. As it moves on in time, the topic changes to legislation like NAGPRA. Gives the impression of d [...]

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