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Published in Nebraska Anthropologist Vol. 25 (2010). Copyright © Stephanie M. Kennedy; published by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln AnthroGroup.


This inquiry explores indigenous archaeology as a form of resistance to dominant Western science. Literature was identified and analyzed pertaining to the success of indigenous archaeology in the United States, British Columbia, and Australia. It is argued that a more inclusive archaeology is necessary, one that encourages partnerships with Indigenous groups in the interpretation of their own past. This study has implications for how we perceive Indigenous peoples from an archaeological perspective.

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