Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Points West Online: Sacred Lands

Medicine Wheel. Image Courtesy of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Wyoming State Preservation Office.
Medicine Wheel.
Image Courtesy of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
and the Wyoming State Preservation Office.
June 27, 2014.
Emma I. Hansen, of the Plains Indian Museum, has published an insightful article about the importance of traditional homelands to Native peoples.

"To the Indigenous Peoples of North America, the archaeological sites on North American soil are not “archaeological” sites. They are sites where our relatives lived and carried out their lives."
-David Hurst Thomas, Exploring Ancient Native America: An Archaeological Guide (New York: Macmillan), 1994. p. 238.

To read the full article, click here.
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