Beyond Subsistence: Plains Archaeology and the by Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Richard A. Krause, Dr. Alice

By Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Richard A. Krause, Dr. Alice Beck Kehoe, James Brooks, Larry J. Zimmerman, David W. Benn, Patricia J. O'Brian, Monica B. Weimer, Neil A. Mirau, Miranda Warburton, Melissa A. Connor, Ian Hodder, Mary K. Whelan

This quantity offers a chain of essays, written by way of Plains students of various examine pursuits and backgrounds, that observe postprocessual methods to the answer of present difficulties in Plains archaeology. Postprocessual archaeology is visible as a possible automobile for integrating culture-historical, processual, and postmodernist ways to unravel particular archaeological problems.The participants deal with particular interpretive difficulties in the entire significant areas of the North American Plains, examine assorted Plains societies (including hunter-gatherers and farmers and their linked archaeological records), and consider the political content material of archaeology in such fields as gender reports and cultural source administration. They keep away from a programmatic adherence to a unmarried paradigm, arguing as an alternative mature archaeology will use varied theories, equipment, and methods to unravel particular empirical difficulties. via averting over the top infatuation with the proper clinical procedure, this quantity addresses questions that experience usually been labeled as past archaeological investigations. participants inlcude: Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Alice B. Kehoe, Larry J. Zimmerman, Mary okay. Whelan, Patricia J. O'Brien, Monica Bargielski Weimer, David W. Benn, Richard A. Krause, James F. Brooks, Neil A. Mirau, Miranda Warburton, Melissa A. Connor, and Ian Hodder

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The Yellow Thunder Camp attorneys used both ideas as arguments in court. For the former, various cultural resources specialists were brought in to testify about the weaknesses of the BHNF system. The latter idea was more important for the Lakota. Several archaeologists testified that the understanding that the Sioux crossed the Missouri after 1750 was based solely on historical accounts by non-Indians who had seen the Sioux only after that date. Given that the first white incursion into South Dakota had only occurred a few years before, it was feasible that the Lakota could have been present in the Black Hills at an earlier, unknown date.

Their firm refusal to move south caused Grant to allow them to stay, but only temporarily. However, with the Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn in 1876, Dull Knife and Little Wolf knew they were in for trouble despite the fact that they and their followers were not involved in the battle (Ashabranner 1982: 3739). Fearing the repercussions that were sure to follow the defeat of Custer, Dull Knife and Little Wolf sought refuge along the Powder River in the Big Horn Mountains. Soldiers under the command of General R.

Dull Knife Memorial College, a community college on the Northern Cheyenne reservation, was in the process of acquiring a 365-acre plot of land near Fort Robinson. The plot was of particular interest to the college because it contained the escape route taken by Dull Knife's band during the outbreak. The escape route had been a point of contention for years, with white accounts establishing one route and Cheyenne accounts supporting alternate routes. The college hoped that the use of archaeology might shed some light on the controversy.

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