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

Skull Wars: Kenniwick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity by David Hurst Thomas

Title: Skull Wars: Kenniwick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity
Author: David Hurst Thomas
ISBN10: 0465092241
ISBN13: 978-0465092246
Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (March 14, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
Size PDF: 1657 kb
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Rating: 4.9/5
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Pages: 368 pages
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Skull Wars: Kenniwick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity by David Hurst Thomas


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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.