A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums

This presentation will explore salvage anthropology, a movement spurred by threats of extinction faced by indigenous societies that brought millions of material culture objects into museums.  As a result, questions have arisen for museums such as what to do with stolen artifacts, stolen knowledge, and thousands of human remains.

Presentation by Samuel J. Redman, Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


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