Thursday, August 6, 2015

5 Things You Didn't Think of as Native Technology

Chumash painted cave art shows their astronomical expertise. Image Courtesy of John Wiley, Wikimedia Commons, and Indian Country Today.
Chumash painted cave art shows their astronomical expertise.
 Image Courtesy of John Wiley, Wikimedia Commons, and Indian Country Today.
June, 30, 2015.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, of Indian Country Today, has written an interesting article about five categories of knowledge which are not commonly associated with Indigenous Peoples,
 like astronomy or hydraulic engineering.

"One of the biggest challenges for indigenous people in North America (and elsewhere) arises when it comes to being seen (or not) by European settlers as peoples with legitimate systems of knowledge. Centuries of white supremacy considered Indigenous Peoples to be inferior in every way. But Native elders, activists, scholars and intellectuals have told a different story—one that shines a light on Native contributions to world knowledge"

To read the full articleclick here.

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