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North America's museums are treasured for their collections of Aboriginal ethnographic and archaeological objects. Yet stories of how these artifacts were acquired often reveal unethical acts and troubling chains of possession, as well as unexpected instances of collaboration. For instance, archaeological excavation of Aboriginal graves was so prevalent in the late-eighteeNorth America's museums are treasured for their collections of Aboriginal ethnographic and archaeological objects. Yet stories of how these artifacts were acquired often reveal unethical acts and troubling chains of possession, as well as unexpected instances of collaboration. For instance, archaeological excavation of Aboriginal graves was so prevalent in the late-eighteenth century that the government of Upper Canada legislated against it, although this did little to stop the practice. Many objects were collected by non-Native outsiders to preserve cultures perceived to be nearing extinction, while other objects were donated or sold by the same Native communities that later demanded their return. Some Native people collected for museums and even created their own....

Title : Collections and Objections: Aboriginal Material Culture in Southern Ontario
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ISBN : 9780773537552
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Collections and Objections: Aboriginal Material Culture in Southern Ontario Reviews

  • Melanie
    2018-09-26 02:23

    Love this book. Love this author!

  • Michelle Hamilton
    2018-08-26 20:18