American history Assignment

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200 to 300 words are required. Two citations are required for the assignment. Only references given inside can be used.

The controversy over the bones of the 9,000 year old Kennewick Man surround the repatriation of Native American human remains via the 1990 NAGPRA law. Some argue (Raff 2015, Raja 2016) that the archaeology, ethics and law demand the reburial of the remains, while Weiss (2001) posits the science is too great to lose and an appropriate cultural affiliation cannot be determined. Based on the evidence presented, what is your opinion on the controversy?

Silverman (2011) and Shackel (2011) overview and provide definitions for public archaeology and the "civic engagement" of historical research with contemporary communities. In what ways do the authors illustrate the importance and outcomes of publicly engaged archaeology? Provide concrete examples from the texts that suggests this methodology has benefit to populations of the present.


Raja:https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/05/05/476631934/a-long-complicated-battle-over-9-000-year-old-bones-is-finally-over

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1. The controversy over the bones of the 9,000-year-old Kennewick Man surround the
repatriation of Native American human remains via the 1990 NAGPRA law. Some argue
(Raff 2015, Raja 2016) that the archaeology, ethics and law demand the reburial of the
remains, while Weiss (2001) posits the science is too great to lose and an appropriate
cultural affiliation cannot be determined. Based on the evidence presented, what is your
opinion on the controversy?
As far as scientific controversies go, the issues that are raised by the Kennewick Man are
particularly complex. On the one hand, there is the violent, genocidal past of the West, in
relation to Native American groups, that makes it hard for them to cooperate with scientists
and institutions. When it comes to archaeological remains, for example, Raja notes h...

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