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  •  Anthropology is grave robbing (0+ / 0-)

    "It stinks." - Jay Sherman

    by angry liberaltarian on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 07:10:44 AM PST

    •  Uh, Vine Deloria is a really great (0+ / 0-)

      thinker and writer who has brought a lot of extremely important insights to the field through his criticisms, but I'm pretty sure even he wouldn't get behind a statement this broad.

      The festive scenes of liberation that Dick Cheney had once imagined for Iraq were finally taking place -- in cities all over America -- Frank Rich

      by Mother of Zeus on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 07:38:06 AM PST

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    •  things change (1+ / 0-)
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      smkngman

      Both Vine and I have often called anthros 'grave robbers' because they once were literally robbing our ancestors graves but in the last three decades things have changed somewhat and Universities are trying to do better. Although there are still some ignorant and even "grave robbing" anthros still around the more reputable are very different than when we used to kick their ass on sight.

      This is from the first paragraph of your link...

      Twenty-five years later, anthropologists have become more sensitive to Native American concerns, and Indian people have become more active in fighting for accurate representations of their cultures. In this collection of essays, Indian and non-Indian scholars examine how the relationship between anthropology and Indians has changed over that quarter-century and show how controversial this issue remains. Practitioners of cultural anthropology, archaeology, education, and history provide multiple lenses through which to view how Deloria's message has been interpreted or misinterpreted.

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