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 provides 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 obvious as a possible automobile for integrating culture-historical, processual, and postmodernist methods to resolve particular archaeological problems.The members handle 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 think about the political content material of archaeology in such fields as gender stories and cultural source administration. They keep away from a programmatic adherence to a unmarried paradigm, arguing as a substitute mature archaeology will use various theories, equipment, and strategies to resolve particular empirical difficulties. by way of keeping off over the top infatuation with the proper medical process, this quantity addresses questions that experience frequently been labeled as past archaeological investigations. individuals inlcude: Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Alice B. Kehoe, Larry J. Zimmerman, Mary ok. 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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He was given almost no medical supplies, and none arrived for almost a year. More than two-thirds of the northerners were soon sick with fever and plague. That winter, forty-one Northern Cheyenne died (Grinnell 1915: 400401; Board of Indian Commissioners 1880; Sandoz 1953: 11). Mounting pressure from Dull Knife's and Little Wolf's people, combined with the chiefs' own miseries (Dull Knife had contracted pneumonia), caused them to flee north to their homeland in September 1878. They made no secret of their desires and plans to leave.

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. S. Mackenzie discovered and defeated the Cheyenne, destroying their food supply and killing many horses. This defeat was significant for the Cheyenne because the loss of this battle caused some among them to consider surrender for the first time. Under Dull Knife, the Cheyenne eventually surrendered to General Mackenzie at Fort Robinson in western Nebraska in April 1877.

The particular cases involve the Yellow Thunder Camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota and investigations by the Northern Cheyenne into the historical archaeological case of the Dull Knife breakout from Fort Robinson in 1879. html[20/10/2010 11:55:44] page_29 < previous page page_29 next page > Page 29 augment the archaeological record. Both also demonstrate that archaeological research is not a value-free science; the pasts archaeologists construct have an impact on the people they study. How Can There Be Different Pasts?

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