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The Future of the Past

Archaeologists, Native Americans and Repatriation, 1st Edition

By Tamara Bray


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To date, the notion of repatriation has been formulated as a highly polarized debate with museums, archaeologists, and anthropologists on one side, and Native Americans on the other. This volume offers both a retrospective and a prospective look at the topic of repatriation. By juxtaposing the divergent views of native peoples, anthropologists, museum professionals, and members of the legal profession, it illustrates the complexity of the repatriation issue.


"This is an important book. Fortunately, it is also a wonderful book. Tamara Bray has done an enormous service to the discipline by selecting as contributors a group of talented people from the front lines of the revolution in archaelogy." -- Journal of Anthrological Research

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology