Texas Tribal Histories Project: Collaborating with Native Voices


This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Texas Tribal Histories Project is an effort to create geographic historical narratives of tribal presence in Texas through collaboration with tribes. The narratives focus on the physical locations and specific time periods during which various tribal nations were present in Texas. These histories will reflect the tribes’ perspectives on the historical and archeological data that is collected, tell the story of their tribe in Texas, and serve as resources to inform future statewide transportation planning, project development, tribal consultation activities, and public engagement by the Texas Department of Transportation. Geographic data was extracted from the narratives, along with calendar and event information, and used to develop GIS datasets. The resulting products are designed so that information from the narratives and GIS datasets can be readily adapted for use in archeology reports and for educational outreach materials.

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Texas Tribal Histories Project: Collaborating with Native Voices. Mary J. Galindo, Jimmy W. Arterberry, Mary Kelley Russell, Ryan E. Fennell. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457269)

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Geographic Keywords
United States of America

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 314