Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity David Hurst Thomas

Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity

Author: David Hurst Thomas
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Book Title
Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity
Author
David Hurst Thomas
ISBN
9780465092253
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: David Hurst ThomasPublisher: Basic BooksPublished: 04/05/2001ISBN: 9780465092253Pages: 368Weight: 0.94lbsSize: 8.27h x 5.61w x 0.83d
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Hurst Thomas
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 04/05/2001
ISBN: 9780465092253
Pages: 368
Weight: 0.94lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.61w x 0.83d
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Hurst Thomas
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 04/05/2001
ISBN: 9780465092253
Pages: 368
Weight: 0.94lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.61w x 0.83d