People of the Mammoth Steaks and Giant Sloth Flanks

It is a fact that the majority of archaeologists have been male. The fact is that their work has worked to bias much of our society’s understandings of the peoples of the past. Men lean on their interests in the direction they are most interested, which has biased our collective understanding of the past.  I … More People of the Mammoth Steaks and Giant Sloth Flanks

Because they are Wasting the Lands! Colonization of Federal Lands by the Malheur Militants

The situation on the Malheur Reservation is very reminiscent of what happened to the tribes in the 19th century, when thousands of acres of Indian reservation lands were taken from the reservations and allotted to Americans seeking their piece of land, with the promises of opportunity. This notion maybe connected with that of Manifest Destiny, … More Because they are Wasting the Lands! Colonization of Federal Lands by the Malheur Militants

Why Not Talk to Native Peoples: Old and New Dimensions of Cultural Appropriation

In the history of research on Native peoples a good number of interpretations of Native culture, lifeways, symbolism, religion, spirituality, arts and philosophy has not involved consultation with Native peoples. Why does this phenomenon exist? Its a historic problem that has grown over the past few centuries in areas of anthropology, archaeology and like studies. … More Why Not Talk to Native Peoples: Old and New Dimensions of Cultural Appropriation