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Anthropologists and Indians in the New South, Anthropologists and Indians in the New South, 0817310703, 0-8173-1070-3, 978-0-8173-1070-7, 9780817310707, , , Anthropologists and Indians in the New South, 0817313230, 0-8173-1323-0, 978-0-8173-1323-4, 9780817313234,

Anthropologists and Indians in the New South

Quality Paper
2001. 328 pp.
978-0-8173-1070-7
Price:  $34.95 s
E Book
2009. 328 pp.
978-0-8173-1323-4
Price:  $34.95 d

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2002
 
A clear assessment of the growing mutual respect and strengthening bond between modern Native Americans and the researchers who explore their past
 
Southern Indians have experienced much change in the last half of the 20th century. In rapid succession since World War II, they have passed through the testing field of land claims litigation begun in the 1950s, played upon or retreated from the civil rights movement of the 1960s, seen the proliferation of “wannabe” Indian groups in the 1970s, and created innovative tribal enterprises—such as high-stakes bingo and gambling casinos—in the 1980s. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 stimulated a cultural renewal resulting in tribal museums and heritage programs and a rapprochement with their western kinsmen removed in “Old South” days.
 
Anthropology in the South has changed too, moving forward at the cutting edge of academic theory. This collection of essays reflects both that which has endured and that which has changed in the anthropological embrace of Indians from the New South. Beginning as an invited session at the 30th-anniversary meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society held in 1996, the collection includes papers by linguists, archaeologists, and physical anthropologists, as well as comments from Native Americans.
 
This broad scope of inquiry—ranging in subject from the Maya of Florida, presumed biology, and alcohol-related problems to pow-wow dancing, Mobilian linguistics, and the “lost Indian ancestor” myth—results in a volume valuable to students, professionals, and libraries. Anthropologists and Indians in the New South is a clear assessment of the growing mutual respect and strengthening bond between modern Native Americans and the researchers who explore their past.
 
Contributors
Kendall Blanchard / Karen I. Blu / Allan Burns / Billy Cypress / Emanuel J. Drechsel / Larry Haikey / Penny Jessel / Clara Sue Kidwell / Lisa J. Lefler / Patricia Barker Lerch / Janet E. Levy / Michael H. Logan / Stephen D. Ousley / George Roth / Susan S. Stans / Max E. White
 
Rachel Bonney is a retired professor of Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
 
J. Anthony Paredes is a professor emeritus of anthropology at Florida State University and is the founding series editor of the Contemporary American Indian Series at The University of Alabama Press.
 
Anthropologists and Indians in the New South reaches beyond the Southeast to touch on issues in all areas of Native American studies and on contemporary methodological and ethical issues in anthropology and other fields such as history. It makes an excellent resource for research as well as teaching. . . . invaluable to any course about Native American culture, history, and contemporary issues.”
American Indian Culture and Research Journal
 
“A nice contribution to the Southeastern anthropological literature . . . . Regardless of one's position on applied anthropology, readers will find the case studies presented here to informatively and succinctly characterize the changing nature of anthropologist-Indian relations in the Southeast today.”
Southeastern Archaeology
 
“[This volume] will, itself, become an historical vantage point for viewing Southeastern studies at a particular place and time.”
—Raymond D. Fogelson, author of The Cherokees: A Critical Bibliography
 
“This volume is a valuable resource for those seeking an overview of the current status of Native American groups in the southeast. It will be especially useful in advanced area studies and applied anthropology courses.”
Ethnohistory
2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine

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