Opening Remarks to the Session and A Case Study of Tribal Involvement with Research into the Indian Division of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942)
This is an abstract from the "Collaborative and Community-Based Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The CCC and other federally sponsored work programs provided needed employment during the Great Depression and have been examined by scholars in a range of fields. Archaeologists have examined CCC projects as examples of early scientific excavations that trained many American archaeologists, setting the stage for Cultural Resource Management practices of the modern day. Archaeologists have also examined CCC sites as archaeological projects in their own right – excavating camps and work areas as significant resources – many CCC projects are now eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. However, few are aware that a parallel program, Indian Emergency Conservation Work, later subsumed into the CCC as the Indian Division (CCC-ID), offered similar programs for Native American young men and performed extensive conservation work on reservations. This project outlines preliminary efforts of working with Tribal governments to recognize and document CCC-ID sites and reveals the complicated, and in some cases negative, relationships that tribal governments and individual tribal members had with the CCC.
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Opening Remarks to the Session and A Case Study of Tribal Involvement with Research into the Indian Division of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942). Charles Bello, Carolyn Dillian. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450611)
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