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What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village

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This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.
Paperback, 173 pages
Published May 15th 1993 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
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I was invited to read this book by one of Jeremy's professors when I mentioned to her that I enjoy ethnography. I like ethnography because I am fascinated with the details of what makes a society unique and the history behind how a society develops. I like to delve into the factors that generate individuality.
Other than the fact that this book was boring, it was interesting to give a little bit of insight into archaeological study, and how cultural knowledge is created literally from digging int
A great blend of story-telling and hard research. Instead of reducing the work she conducted at a Wahpeton Dakota Village to dry statistics, tables, and charts, Janet Spector brought the village to life reminding us that actual people once lived there. Enough detailed science to please the academic, this book is pleasantly readable to the non-academic as well.
This mix of archaeology and historical fiction makes for a very interesting, informative read of the anthropological study of Native Americans.
An example of why nobody respects post-processual archaeology.
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