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Dignity and Worth: Inside the Struggle to Reclaim the Past


Two authors discuss how marginalized populations are reclaiming their stories and pushing back against a society that affirms its cultural and spiritual self-worth by denying affirmation to others. Understanding that racial inequality results when a people’s history is hidden, Sanchez discusses years of academic research.


Panelists
Chip Colwell

Chip Colwell is Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has published more than 50 academic articles and book chapters, and 10 books, most recently "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture....

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Tani Sanchez

Dr. Tani D. Sanchez, author of "Didn't Come From Nothing: An African American Story of Life," is an Associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona. She has an interest in racial representations in the media and in the study of African American history and culture....

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Book:
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture
Chip Colwell
Science / Medicine / Technology
University of Chicago Press
March 2017
ISBN 9780226298993
356 pages
$30.00, INSTOCK
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Introduction -- Resistance: war gods -- Only after night fall -- Keepers of the sky -- Magic relief -- Tribal resolution -- All things will eat themselves up -- This far away -- Regret: a scalp from Sand Creek -- I have come to kill Indians -- The Bones Bill -- We are going back home -- Indian trophies -- Ac. More/less

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