Plains Anthropologist

Quarterly journal that publishes papers on anthropology of the Great Plains and adjacent areas of North America. Content covers more general nature or issues of theoretical importance and problematic assessment.

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 170, November

Aboriginal Peoples, Archaeology and Parks Canada
ABSTRACT Parks Canada archaeology and historical archaeology have been synonymous for over a quarter of a century. The vast majority of research, both terrestrial and marine, has focused on Euro-Canadian National Historic Sites dating primarily from...
Applied Anthropology at Devils Tower National Monument
ABSTRACT This paper summarizes research conducted for the National Park Service in 1992 bearing on user group perceptions and use of Devils Tower National Monument (DTNM). Ethnographic and archaeological methods were used to collect data on Native American...
A Time to Choose: "Us" versus "Them," or "All of Us Together"
ABSTRACT First Nations are challenging archaeologists and the institutions in which they work to become more inclusive and more respectful of First Nations' worldviews. Two Saskatchewan projects responded to this challenge in a positive and constructive...
Caught in the Middle: The State Historic Preservation Office Role in Federal Regulations
ABSTRACT With the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act federal agencies and the State Historic Preservation Office are required to consult with Native American groups....
Consultation between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Pawnee Tribe
ABSTRACT Construction of the Fullerton Canal in central Nebraska affected several archaeological sites. These sites include a National Historic Landmark and some Native American burials. Both are directly associated with the Pawnee Tribe, now located...
Ethics and Value Conflicts: An Examination of Archaeologists' Responses to Questionnaire Scenarios
ABSTRACT Between November 1991 and April 1993, a questionnaire using scenarios was used to gather information on issues affecting archaeology. Issues examined included the role of land ownership in archeological investigations, the relationship of tribal...
Heritage Protection on Indian Reserve Lands in Canada
ABSTRACT The summer of 1990 was an eventful season for Indians in Canada. Indian activism had forced the country to recognize their claims and to address outstanding issues. At Peigan, the Lonefighters Society had embarked on a campaign of protest over...
Indians, Reclamation, and Historic Preservation
ABSTRACT The 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act acknowledge that Native Americans have particular concerns about historic preservation. The amendments recognize that properties of traditional religious and cultural importance to...
Involvement of Native Americans in Cultural Resources Programs
ABSTRACT As new legislation and regulations are enacted and amended to expand the dimension of cultural resource management, federal land managers responsible for the care of archaeological and historical properties must realign their communication and...
Native American Participation in Federal Programs under the National Historic Preservation Act
ABSTRACT Recent legislative trends culminating in the passage of the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act promote opportunities for Native American involvement in the federal preservation program. Where properties of value to Native...
Native Americans and Historic Preservation: An Introduction
Recent federal legislation will strongly affect how U.S. cultural resource managers and archaeologists conduct business. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation...
Preface
This volume grew from a symposium at the 1993 Plains Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The day-long symposium sought to bring together cultural resource management personnel and indigenous people to discuss issues and concerns about historic...
Rock Art and Native Americans: A View from South Dakota
ABSTRACT As highly visible features of the archaeological landscape, rock art sites require special management considerations. Native Americans contacted as part of a state-wide rock art survey in 1992-93 had firm, and sometimes surprising, views. regarding...
The History of the Pembina Metis Cemetery: Inter-Ethnic Perspectives on a Sacred Site
ABSTRACT In 1818, Father S. Dumoulin established a Roman Catholic mission at Pembina, Red River Settlement, to provide religious and educational support to Metis families and to convert the Ojibwe. In the 1870s, the Assomption Catholic Church moved into...