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Thomas H. Johnson,Helen S. Johnson's Also Called Sacajawea: Chief Woman's Stolen Identity PDF

By Thomas H. Johnson,Helen S. Johnson

Anthropologist Tom Johnson, a long-time fieldworker one of the jap Shoshone Indians, unfolds a charming tale of unsuitable identification, manipulated evidence, and disputed legend concerning Sacajawea, the younger Shoshone who observed the Lewis and Clark excursion. For over 100 years, many have believed Sacajawea rejoined her humans at Wind River the place she died and used to be buried in 1884. Conclusive facts surfaced within the Fifties that the lady in that grave was once no longer Sacajawea. via his cautious unraveling of Shoshone oral culture, strengthened through the invention of a key ancient rfile, Johnson strips away a long time of cover-up to bare the Wind River Sacajawea’s precise identification with no discrediting Shoshone background and values. The reader is invited onto a modern reservation to proportion in conversations with local those that have a stake in either perpetuating and disputing the legend of Sacajawea. often known as Sacajawea touches upon a common ethnohistorical subject: the elevation of oral culture to honor the ideals approximately ancestors. It additionally illuminates how the dominant tradition imposes its values and attitudes on local people.

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