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Author Thomas, David Hurst.

Title Skull wars : Kennewick man, archaeology, and the Battle for Native American identity / David Hurst Thomas
Published New York : Basic Books, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xli, 326 pages) : illustrations
Series Anthropology online
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
Summary "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 really went on between archaeologists and Indians - and shows how the two groups can work together in the future."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317) and index
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Subject Indians of North America -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Kennewick Man.
Racism -- United States
Anthropology -- United States -- History
Indians, North American -- history
Anthropology -- history
Indians of North America -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Kennewick Man.
Mondelinge overlevering.
United States
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99087516
ISBN 9780786724369