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Unformatted text preview: N N A T I V E A T I V E A A M E R I C A N M E R I C A N G G R A V E R A V E P P R O T E C T I O N R O T E C T I O N A N D A N D R R E P A T R I A T I O N E P A T R I A T I O N A A C T C T From the earliest times of contact, Native American artifacts have been of interest to collectors and museums. In the earliest times, these were among trade items and curios. Later abundant items like arrowheads were found on land formerly well-used by Natives. Most such found items remained in private hands. There is still trade in such items outside the museum world. Explorers sent such things back to museums, starting with Cortez. When anthropology began to develop in the 19th century, there began to be interest in human remains, too. Much of the earliest anthropology was archeology, including exhuming human remains. ..., and the earliest remains were European and Middle Eastern. North America this include many Native graves excavations. As a result there were uncounted millions of bones of Native American origin in museums throughout North America and Europe. While having their remote ancestors dug up didnt bother Europeans or Middle Easterners too much the story for Native Americans, at least in the US and Canada is different. When the civil rights movements started in the 1960s, there were Indians sitting in the back of the room.were Indians sitting in the back of the room....
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course LING 155AC taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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