The Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis,

The School of Liberal Arts,

The Department of Anthropology, and

The IUPUI Anthropology Club

Are proud to present

 

David Hurst Thomas, Ph.D.

Curator, American Museum of Natural History

 

Author of Skull Wars

 

Text Box: “Repatriation in the 21st Century:
Are we still
fighting the
Skull Wars?”
 
7pm Friday
April 29, 2005
IT  152

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Text Box: Free to the Public
RSVP: 317-278-1839 anjhill@iupui.edu 
Text Box: Meet and Greet Reception
Immediately Following

 

 

 

 
 

When a 9,000-year old human skeleton washed out of a Columbia River cutbank in 1996, it ignited a controversy that still rages on. Archaeologists proclaimed that “Kennewick Man” was one of the most important finds of the century and planned intensive scientific analysis. But many Native Americans declared that such studies desecrated their ancestor and demanded the bones for reburial. An acrimonious and highly public argument ensued, complete with lawsuit.

 

In this lecture, archaeologist David Hurst Thomas traces the five-hundred-year roots of the Kennewick Man controversy. Updating his best-selling book Skull Wars, Dr. Thomas discusses Thomas Jefferson’s invention of scientific archaeology and chronicles the brutal massacres in which skulls of Indian warriors were sent east to build America’s greatest museum collections. From the strange fates of Ishi and Qisuk to the long-standing power of native oral tradition, Thomas details the interactions between archaeologists and native people, and urges the two groups to define the common ground necessary to work together in the future.


Text Box: The Center for Urban and Multicultural Education
Indiana University 
School of Education at IUPUI
Creating connections of research, practice, and educational improvement for
 urban schools and communities

   

 

 

 

Please join us for

 

Continental Breakfast & Discussion

 

 

The Heritage Education Partner Programs:

Using methods of folklife and ethnography to support teacher training and place based education

 

 

Friday, April 29, 2005

 

8:30 - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00- 10:00 am - Discussion

 

 

Commons Area of the School of Education at IUPUI

 

ES Building Third Floor

 

 

Facilitator:

Dr. Guha Shankar,

 Folklife Specialist, Education Initiatives

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

 

 

For more information please contact

 Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME),

317-274-1652