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Finding Our Place: Uncovering Queer Hidden Heritage in the U.S. with the National Park Service

Author(s): Leslie Crippen

Year: 2016

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LGBTQ history can be traced throughout the vast landscape and diverse material culture of our country, from the tribes of North America, to some of the first-established European forts, to the civil rights struggles that have helped shape our modern world. As part of the National Park Service’s LGBTQ Heritage Initiative, researchers and community members have collaborated to create the Map of Places with LGBTQ Heritage, a visual representation of archaeological and above ground sites that contribute to America’s queer history. As an intern working with the Park Service, I have created an interpretive booklet to help maximize the potential of this collaborative project. The booklet showcases a diverse sample of the hundreds of sites that have been identified through the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative. It represents a two-prong effort to engage an underrepresented public and to support the critical work of Park Service staff as interpreters of our national heritage.

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Finding Our Place: Uncovering Queer Hidden Heritage in the U.S. with the National Park Service. Leslie Crippen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434593)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 495

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