Here Come The Anthros (Again): The Strange Marriage Of Anthropology And Native America

Journal Article

This article charts and tries to reckon with the relationship between anthropology and Native America. In an older time, most American anthropologists made their living studying Indians, this almost parasitic disciplinary dependence lasting well into the 20th century. Then came the turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s, the Red Power movement, and a period of estrangement between anthropologists and Native America. And now, quite unexpectedly, a tentative rapprochement has been taking place, albeit on very different terms with native anthropologists often at the forefront. This article focuses mostly on the United States, although also reflecting on new work about native peoples Canada and Latin America. © 2011 by the American Anthropological Association.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Starn, O

Published Date

  • May 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 179 - 204

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-1360

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-7356

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1548-1360.2011.01094.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus