By Joe Watkins

As a practising archaeologist and a Choctaw Indian, Joe Watkins is uniquely certified to talk about the connection among American Indians and archaeologists. Tracing the customarily stormy courting among the 2, Watkins highlights the most important arenas the place the 2 events intersect: ethics, laws, and archaeological perform. Watkins describes instances the place the blending of indigenous values and archaeological perform has labored well—and a few during which it hasn't—both within the usa and all over the world. He surveys the attitudes of archaeologists towards American Indians via an artistic sequence of of hypothetical eventualities, with a few eye-opening effects. And he demands the advance of Indigenous Archaeology, within which local peoples are complete companions within the key judgements approximately history assets administration in addition to the perform of it. Watkins' publication is a crucial contribution within the modern public debates in public archaeology, utilized anthropology, cultural assets administration, and local American reviews.

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