Towards a Native-Centered Anthropology

  [Note: this is a draft essay I wrote in 2005 in preparation for the comprehensive exams at U. Oregon.] The position or role of Native people in anthropology has always been an issue of contention. Many Native people, from all areas of Indian Country, and in the academy, believe that Native people should have nothing to do with anthropology and have no business being in such a field. This is a tough socially constructed theory that persists among rural and urban Natives, that anthropology is largely responsible for continuing the colonial and even imperial rule and control of the … Continue reading Towards a Native-Centered Anthropology