News From Indian Country Module 4-5


In an age where information and knowledge is power, it is important to have a website that provides a cross section of reports and information on a wide range of topics.  This web-paper covers a host of topics, though it is primarily focused on the United States.

For example it has an article regarding the US governance model with North American Indians to the latest court challenge against Washington’s NFL team using the name “Redskins”.  In case anyone is interested, the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition.

The menu section is extensive and warrants a perusal.  Topics include, but not limited to Archaeology/Remains to language, movies/films excreta.

There is an interesting story about how the Yaqui people of Northern Mexico were successful in retrieving the remains of their warriors from the New York Museum of Natural History.  I’ve attached the link to the article, but I’ve also copied the following excerpt because it addresses previous practice of an archeologist.

“As if the horror of the massacre weren’t enough, U.S. anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka came upon some of the bodies while they were still decaying, hacked off the heads with a machete and boiled them to remove the flesh for his study of Mexico’s “races.”


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