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Pragmatism and Power: Considerations of Western Apache reuse of archaeological sites

Author(s): Sarah Herr ; Maren Hopkins ; TJ Ferguson ; Vincent Randall

Year: 2017

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Western Apache and archaeologists have often commented that Apache avoid archaeological sites for all but ceremonial purposes. Yet, the distribution of Western Apache site components in central Arizona shows that until the late nineteenth century Western Apache often reused earlier sites as residences and for resources. Elders from the Yavapai-Apache Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe interpret these patterns as expressions of their ancestors' pragmatism and their changing power in the face of American colonialism.


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Pragmatism and Power: Considerations of Western Apache reuse of archaeological sites. Sarah Herr, Maren Hopkins, TJ Ferguson, Vincent Randall. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429242)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16639

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America