By Tamara Bray
Thus far, the proposal of repatriation has been formulated as a hugely polarized debate with museums, archaeologists, and anthropologists on one facet, and local american citizens at the different. This quantity bargains either a retrospective and a potential examine the subject of repatriation. via juxtaposing the divergent perspectives of local peoples, anthropologists, museum pros, and contributors of the criminal career, it illustrates the complexity of the repatriation factor.
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1986); S. , 1st Sess. (1987). 22. Senator McCain introduced S. , 1st Sess. (1989); Senator Inouye introduced S. , 1st Sess. (1989); Rept. R. , 1st Sess. R. , 2d Sess. (1990); and Rep. R. , 1st Sess. (1989). 23. 135 Cong. Rec. S12397 (daily ed. Oct. 3,1989). 24. Senate Report No. , 2d Sess. 1, 3-4 (1990). 25. 136 Cong. Rec. S17174 (daily ed. Oct. 26,1990) (statement of Sen. Inouye). 26. Senate Report No. , 2d Sess. 1, 3-4 (1990). 34 The Future of the Past REFERENCES CITED Bieder, Robert. 1986. Science Encounters the Indian, 1820-1880: The Early Years of American Ethnology.
Governmental policies that threaten Native American religions are not merely historical anachronisms, but continue to have a devastating impact upon contemporary Native Americans. Sites sacred to traditional Indian religious practitioners are currently threatened with destructive development. Centuriesold religious peyote use is threatened by ethnocentric court decisions. Native American prisoners are unable to practice their religions in a manner comparable to the respect accorded Judeo-Christian religious practice.
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The Future of the Past: Archaeologists, Native Americans and Repatriation by Tamara Bray