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Skull wars : Kennewick Man, archaeology, and the battle for Native American identity

Author: David Hurst Thomas
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, ©2000.
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"In Skull Wars, archaeologist David Hurst Thomas traces the 500-year roots of the Kennewick Man controversy. From Thomas Jefferson's invention of scientific archaeology to the brutal massacres in which skulls of Indian warriors were sent east to build museum collections; from the strange fates of Ishi and Qisuk to the astonishing power of oral tradition in preserving centuries-old memories, this book tells what
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Thomas, David Hurst.
Skull wars.
New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, ©2000
(DLC) 99087516
(OCoLC)43060486
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hurst Thomas
ISBN: 9780786724369 0786724366
OCLC Number: 712016205
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Vine Deloria, Jr. --
Names and Images --
Columbus, Arawaks, and Caribs: The Power to Name --
A Vanishing American Icon --
Nineteenth-Century Scientists --
The First American Archaeologist --
A Short History of Scientific Racism in America --
Darwin and the Disappearing American Indian --
The Great American Skull Wars --
The Anthropology of Assimilation --
The Anthropologist as Hero --
Collecting Your Fossils Alive --
Is "Real History" Embedded in Oral Tradition? --
The Perilous Idea of Race --
Deep American History --
Origin Myths From Mainstream America --
The Smithsonian Takes on All Comers --
Where are All the Native American Archaeologists? --
Breakthrough at Folsom --
Busting the Clovis Barrier --
What Modern Archaeologists Think About the Earliest Americans --
The Indians Refuse to Vanish --
"Be an Indian and Keep Cool" --
An Indian New Deal: From Absolute Deprivation to Mere Poverty --
The Red Power of Vine Deloria, Jr. --
Legislating the Skull Wars --
Bridging the Chasm --
Tribal Affiliation and Sovereignty --
Speaking of Oral Tradition --
An Archaeology Without Alienation.
Responsibility: David Hurst Thomas.

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Centered on the lawsuit over Kennewick Man, this lively history illuminates one of the most contentious issues in science: the battle between archeologists and American Indians.  Read more...

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