The Original Cultural Resource Managers of America: Going Beyond Integrating Native Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management
Author(s): Jon Shellenberger
The perspectives of Native Americans within the field of archaeology can no longer be tossed aside. Native Americans have placed special cultural significance on archaeological resources long before 1492. The relationship between Archaeology and Native Americans is well-known to be a tumultuous one. The integration of Native American perspectives on the management of resources significant to tribes has been a continuum of paternalism and racial segregation. Archaeologists are in a rare position to perform great services, as well as great harm to significant Native American archaeological resources. The integration of Native perspectives within cultural resource management has been rewarding for all parties and expand our scientific understanding of human land use through time. This will force us to challenge existing biases and break down barriers to entry for Native American participation. In addition, a more diverse and holistic approach will provide different opportunities to resolve issues within the framework of existing laws and identify where changes need to be made in their application.
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The Original Cultural Resource Managers of America: Going Beyond Integrating Native Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management. Jon Shellenberger. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444993)
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Abstract Id(s): 20489