The entrance of Native Americans into the world of cultural resource management is forcing a change in the traditional paradigms that have guided archaeologists, anthropologists, and other CRM professionals. This book examines these developments from tribal perspectives and articulates native views on the identification of cultural resource, how they should be handled and by whom, and what their meaning is in contemporary life. Stapp and Burney also demonstrate the connections between cultural resource and other issues such as native sovereignty, economic development, human rights, and cultural integrity. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Darby Stapp is Director of the Hanford Cultural Resources Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He works with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Wanapum Band, and the Yakama Indian Reservation. Michael Burney, Burney and Associates, was the tribal consulting archaeologist for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, and from 1996 through 1998 was their Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. Over two decades he has also worked as a consultant for the Oglala Sioux Nation, the Rosebud Lakota Sioux, the Cocopah Indian Tribe, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe