Indigenous Archaeology: American Indian Values and Scientific Practice

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Title

Indigenous Archaeology: American Indian Values and Scientific Practice

Author(s)

Watkins, Joe

Year of Publication

2000

Chapter Pages

223

Publisher Name

AltaMira Press

Publisher Location

Walnut Creek, CA

Web Address (URL)

https://www.jstor.org/stable/41103487?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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Language

English

Source Type

Book

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Book description:

As a practicing archaeologist and a Choctaw Indian, Joe Watkins is uniquely qualified to speak about the relationship between American Indians and archaeologists. Tracing the often stormy relationship between the two, Watkins highlights the key arenas where the two parties intersect: ethics, legislation, and archaeological practice. Watkins describes cases where the mixing of indigenous values and archaeological practice has worked well—and some in which it hasn't—both in the United States and around the globe. He surveys the attitudes of archaeologists toward American Indians through an inventive series of of hypothetical scenarios, with some eye-opening results. And he calls for the development of Indigenous Archaeology, in which native peoples are full partners in the key decisions about heritage resources management as well as the practice of it. Watkins' book is an important contribution in the contemporary public debates in public archaeology, applied anthropology, cultural resources management, and Native American studies.

Additional tags: Indigenous archaeology; history of archaeology; American Indian/archaeologist relationships; Cultural Resources Management; Kennewick Man; ethical case studies

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