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Grave Matters: Excavating California's Buried Past

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A fascinating look at the conflicts arising from reconstructing a native peoples past. Explores the relationship of archeology and the competing interests that color the recovery of Indian remains
Paperback, 237 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Heyday Books
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Amy L. Campbell
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A rare blend of personal context of his own son's burial on historically tribal land and non-fiction regarding the long ignored burial rights of a local Native American people (the Yurok). This work covers the history of anthropological and historical work, both academic and amateur, and its effect on tribal/government/landowner/academia relationships. Platt's narrow focus on a single, and locally defined, group of people prevents this work from e
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