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

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

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by David H. Thomas, Sarah Colley
 

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ISBN-10: 046509225X

ISBN-13: 9780465092253

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Basic Books


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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780465092253
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
674,449
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.87(d)

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