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by Kenn Gividen HERE ARE two stories. The first is fictional. The second is factual. Imagine an African family — a father, mother, and seven children — trekking across the African Savannah to find a new home. It’s the 19th century. They were warned: Slave traders are lurking in the underbrush. They will…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Under the regime’s laws, Amerindian ancestry means everything, and White ancestry means nothing — absolutely nothing. While the idea of keeping a child within his or her own racial community is valid, this law — which considers a White child to “belong”…
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by Mark Deavin IN JULY 1996 two students wading in the Columbia River at Kennewick, Washington, stumbled across the skeletal remains of a middle-aged European male. At first anthropologists presumed they had discovered a pioneer who had died in the late 1800’s. But radiocarbon dating subsequently…
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A firsthand report from an army officer who was there Introduction: John Greenway, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado and a specialist in the history of American Indians has found thirteen errors on the first page of the introduction to Dee Brown’s bestseller Bury My Heart
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Majority versus minority anthropology ANTHROPOLOGY, which is the study of ethnicity and race, is itself a creation of race. The present-day American anthropologist who does not trace his spiritual ancestry back to “Papa Franz” Boas cannot expect to win any remunerative reputation…
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by Mark Twain (pictured) First published in The Galaxy (1870) IN BOOKS he is tall and tawny, muscular, straight and of kingly presence; he has a beaked nose and an eagle eye. His hair is glossy, and as black as the raven’s wing; out of its massed richness springs a sheaf of brilliant feathers; in his…
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