Repatriation Reader Who Owns American Indian Remains?

ISBN-10: 0803282648
ISBN-13: 9780803282643
Edition: 2000
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Description: In the past decade the repatriation of Native American skeletal remains and funerary objects has become a lightning rod for radically opposing views about cultural patrimony and the relationship between Native communities and archaeologists. In this  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 335
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In the past decade the repatriation of Native American skeletal remains and funerary objects has become a lightning rod for radically opposing views about cultural patrimony and the relationship between Native communities and archaeologists. In this unprecedented volume, Native Americans and non-Native Americans within and beyond the academic community offer their views on repatriation and the ethical, political, legal, cultural, scholarly, and economic dimensions of this hotly debated issue. While historians and archaeologists debate continuing non-Native interests and obligations, Native American scholars speak to the key cultural issues embedded in their ancestral pasts. A variety of sometimes explosive case studies are considered, ranging from Kennewick Man to the repatriation of Zuni Ahayu:da. Also featured is a detailed discussion of the background, meaning, and applicability of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, as well as the text of the act itself.

Introduction
History
The Representations of Indian Bodies in Nineteenth-Century American Anthropology
Digging for Identity: Reflections on the Cultural Background of Collecting
The Current Debate
An Unraveling Rope: The Looting of America's Past
Why Anthropologists Study Human Remains
American Indians, Anthropologists, Pothunters, and Repatriation: Ethical, Religious, and Political Differences
Repatriation: A Pawnee's Perspective
Legal and Ethical Issues
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: Background and Legislative History
Secularism, Civil Religion, and the Religious Freedom of American Indians
Ethics and the Reburial Controversy
Some Scholars' Views on Reburial
A Perspective on Ethics and the Reburial Controversy
(Re)Constructing Bodies: Semiotic Sovereignty and the Debate over Kennewick Man
Studies in Resolution
Repatriation at the Pueblo of Zuni: Diverse Solutions to Complex Problems
Repatriation as Social Drama: The Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia, 1922-1980
NAGPRA: A New Beginning, Not the End, for Osteological Analysis--A Hopi Perspective
A New and Different Archaeology? With a Postscript on the Impact of the Kennewick Dispute
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Contributors
Source Acknowledgments
Index

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