BOOKS RECEIVED: Marcel Kornfeld,  George C Frison, and Mary Lou Larson, “Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the High Plains and Rockies,” 3rd. ed. (Left Coast Press, 2010)
George Frisons Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains has been the standard text on plains prehistory since its first publication in 1978, influencing generations of archaeologists. Now, a third edition of this classic work is available for scholars, students, and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anne Ross et al. “Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature: Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Involving Indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge into natural resource management produces more equitable and successful outcomes. Unfortunately, argue Anne Ross and co-authors, even many progressive methods fail to produce truly equal partnerships. This book offers a comprehensive and global overview… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Norman K. Denzin, “Custer on Canvas: Representing Indians, Memory, and Violence in the New West” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The 1876 events known as Custers Last Stand, Battle of Little Big Horn, or Battle of Greasy Grass have been represented over 1000 times in various artistic media, from paintings to sculpture to fast food giveaways. Norman Denzin shows how… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Phillips and Allen, eds., “Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeology into the 21st Century” (Left Coast Press, 2011)”
The collected essays in this volume address contemporary issues regarding the relationship between Indigenous groups and archaeologists, including the challenges of dialogue, colonialism, the difficulties of working within legislative and institutional frameworks, and NAGPRA and similar legislation. The disciplines of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven R. Simms, “Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Written to appeal to professional archaeologists, students, and the interested public alike, this book is a long overdue introduction to the ancient peoples of the Great Basin and northern Colorado Plateau. Through detailed syntheses, the reader is drawn into the… Read More
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