Historicizing Canadian Anthropology is an examination of the historical development of the field of anthropology in Canada. Twenty-one essays are arranged in themes that address: situating ourselves historically and theoretically; the pre-professional history of Canadian anthropology; locating our subjects; documenting institutional relations; and comparisons and connections.
Kennewick Man: Perspectives on the Ancient One is a 2008 publication that contains 41 essays from writers with a variety of backgrounds about the highly contested remains of the Kennewick Man. The volume explores the variety of perspectives and reactions to the location and long-term possession of Kennewick Man's remains. In 1996 a nearly complete skeleton was located near Kennewick, Washington. Archaeologists claimed the remains and the naming rights. The Umatilla Tribe believed this skeleton to be one of their Ancient Ones.
Native Peoples of Southern New England, 1650-1775 by Kathleen J Bragdon, Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, offers a new volume about the various Nations of the New England region during the American colonial period. Many people believe that First Nations living in this territory at the time of contact and thereafter readily declined in population following the influx of settlers but this new volume dispels this idea by drawing on recent research in archaeology, linguistics and the historical record.
Taxidermic Signs: Reconstructing Aboriginality written by assistant professor of English at the University of Western Ontario Pauline Wakeman offers readers a fascinating look at taxidermy both literally and symbolically within the context of museums, ethnographic photography, phonography, film, forensic anthropology, and the human genome project. Chapters discuss Reading the Banff Park Museum: Time, Affect, and the Production of Frontier Nostalgia; Celluloid Salvage: Edward S.
The Origins of Native Americans: Evidence from Anthropological Genetics is written by Michael H. Crawford, Professor of Anthropology and Genetics at the University of Kansas. This is the standard anthropological approach to the study of the origins of Indigenous Peoples of North America. This book is a synthesis of the genetic, archaeological, and demographic evidence concerning the Native peoples of the Americas, using case studies from contemporary Amerindian and Siberian Indigenous peoples to unravel the questions.
An Introduction to Native North America is the third edition of this Pearson Education introductory anthropology and history textbook designed to provide the standard information about the cultural regions of the United States and Canada. The text offers students a geographic base for understanding the cultural regions where the various First Nations once lived and in most cases continue to live. Each cultural region is discussed in terms of ethnography, history, precontact and contact, as well as the contemporary situation.
NOT ALWAYS STOCKED This title is not always in stock: allow additional time for special order to arrive. North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account is the third edition of this volume first published in 1981 and written by anthropologist Alice B. Kehoe. Her approach to the subject is from the anthropological, archaeological, and historical perspectives. The result is this comprehensive volume that covers the major cultural regions of North America as well as Mexico. Each culture region is described in terms of pre-contact, contact, and present-day.
White Lies About the Inuit by anthropology professor John Steckley dispels myths about the Inuit in this introductory text for college and university students. Canadian media and anthropology textbooks have led all to believe that the Inuit have 52 terms for snow, leave their Elders on ice floes to die, and that there are blond and blue-eyed Inuit descended from the Vikings. These lies and stereotypes are clearly laid to rest in this engaging book.