WHERE ARE ALL THE NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGISTS?
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, the first President inaugurated in the twentieth century, was described by one historian as "the archetypical 'good guy,' combining the best of the inherited English tradition of gentlemanly honor with a riproaring taste for adventure which is quintessentially American." With his Tiffany silver Bowie knife, fringed buckskin shirt, and alligator boots, Roosevelt managed to combine an aristocratic style with a no-nonsense image of frontier America. In the first volume of The Winning of the West ( 1889), he warned the sentimentalists that the Indians had no real title to America because they had never effectively occupied the land. It was unthinkable to Roosevelt that America's grasslands and forests be withheld from civilized homesteaders by the claims of a few savages. Roosevelt's Indians were a treacherous and brutal lot, and he told chilling tales of "the hideous, unnameable, unthinkable tortures practiced by the red men on their captured foes." It was the long-suffering frontiersman, Roosevelt reminded Americans, who had been wronged," . . . a stern race of freemen who toiled hard, endured greatly, and fronted adversity bravely, who prized strength and courage and