The relationship between archaeologists and Native Americans has become increasingly significant for both "real world" scientific practice and studies in the history of anthropology.
From oral traditions to repatriations to disputes over sacred sites, the next generation of archaeologists (as much as the current generation) needs to grapple with the complex social and political history of the Southwest's Indigenous communities, the values and interests those communities have in their own cultural legacies, and how archaeological science has impacted and continues to impact Indian country.
No other single book has synthetically examined how Native Americans have shaped archaeological practice in the Southwest - and, how archaeological practice has shaped Native American communities.
AltaMira Press (2010)
2011 NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARD FINALIST