In this article, Dorothy Lippert, a Native American, covers the complex dynamic between Native Americans and museum collections, more specifically the archeologists that recover and archive the so called artifacts. This complex relationship between the artifacts, with the scientific importance and ability to educate, and the cultural importance of the artifacts to native peoples is one that is forever changing. Curators are in charge of putting together exhibits, but as Mrs. Lippert examines, the archaeologists that collect and find these artifacts have a unique relationship with these items. This relationship is unique because once archaeologists have control of an item, they decide what the item will be called, how they will classify the
Some people think that archaeology is not worth. This is because it could be disrespectful to them when we dig up their ancestors and examine them. Well I think that archaeology is worth it because archaeology shows us civilizations in the past, archaeology helps you learn more about your beliefs and archaeology changed our lives. Don’t you want to know about your past? Don’t you want to learn where YOU came from?
The definition of the concept of Cultural Heritage has developed with history. At present, it doesn’t end at monuments and collection of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, special practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge, and practices concerning nature and the universal knowledge & skill to produce traditional crafts. In general, cultural heritage consists of products and processes of a culture that are
The Benin bronzes, which are a large collection of sculptures, have caused much controversy in the Art as well as Anthropology worlds and have created widely circulated discussion throughout Europe. This is because of their importance, as not only displays of unique craftsmanship, but also as pieces of anthropological significance. The bronzes were from the West African kingdom of Benin which was situated by the river Niger, and around 2,400 objects were discovered and looted during the Punitive Expedition of 1897. Upon arrival the British expedition secured the bronzes and then subsequently sold them off to private collectors and public institutions; many of which were in Europe because of the large amount of people that wished to own them due to their significance. The bronzes visual
3048 (Benderson 3). Different reasons could exemplify the importance of regulations and laws placed for skeletons and artifacts of Native Americans. Due to a high curiosity of Natives religious and spiritual history, artifacts and scientific possessions, many collectors and museums could potentially mistreat or sell components in their own interest. Based on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, Pub, L. 101-644, SS 104, 104 Stat. 4660 (1990) it states that “For a first-time violation of the Act, an individual can face civil or criminal penalties up to a $250,000 fine or a 5 years prison term, or both” (Benderson 5). Having laws and limitations for public and personal ownership does not only protects cultural resources but respects legal and moral obligation towards Native Americans.
first, it provides the community of visual interesting visual of his history through "interactive exhibitions." Secondly, it helps talk about inclusion of American community: "all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and the cultures are shaped and informed by the globe influences," that website stated. Third, it explored and give the meaning of being as one people: American values like resiliency optimism and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture. " Indeed, this explains about society values because it brought everything to says that the museum itself and history that is sharing is part of American values and history.
French soldiers discovered it in 1799. The stone later came into British possession in 1801, when they defeated the French in Egypt. The stone has been in the British Museum in London since 1802, only being moved once during World War II because of its safety. Egyptians have demanded for the stone’s return to Egypt since 2003, something the British are not eager to
The nineteenth century isolationism was a movement of the United States to become an independent nation. They did not want allies and they wanted to be their own country. Meaning they did not want to be part of the UN. A lot of countries at the tim were becoming independent at the time because they felt compelled as a nation to come together in union. A lot of countries did not realize at the time that because their was a strong sense of nationalism. This cause allies to be driven out and a lot of hatred amount countries. The United states in the early 1900s started to separate from England and Germany and as well as France which were our allies at the time. But this of course was also during the time of world war one and two. Since there was
William Murtagh, first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, once said “at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” Preservation has always been a part of human nature, deeply rooted in our tradition and moral code. There is a profuse amount of ways in which society preserves, some are for selfish reasons but others help us move forward and learn from our past. As the great human race, it can be said that preservation has been our main reason for being the most successful species on the planet. Sigmond Freud was an Austrian neurologist who stated that one of the “deepest essences of human nature” is that of self-preservation.
With both cases of the Kennewick Man and Elgin Marbles, there is controversy on who should own the artifacts or sites that was found. There are good claims from both sides on who gets to keep it. The arguments goes from culture and tradition, property, history, and science. In this prompt, the Kennewick Man is the main focus. Some Native American tribes, scholars, and the federal government are fighting for right to own the remains.
Sectionalism Before the 19th century, Americans stuck to their traditional roots and felt no need to try new things or implement new technologies, but that soon changed. In the South, the demand for cotton was at an all time high, but it was a long and difficult process as slaves had to separate the seed and cotton by hand. A man named Eli Whitney saw an opportunity to fix this issue and created the infamous Cotton Gin. The machine worked by inputting the cotton on one side and cranking it as it separates the seeds and cotton with the hassle as the output results in cotton.
Society, specifically the government does not want people finding these ruins and gaining knowledge. Having a relationship with another human is strictly forbidden, but this does not stop Equality from pursuing one. “Today The Golden One stopped suddenly and said ‘we love you’ “ (Rand 86). Love is word we use to express how we feel about someone we care about and cherish deeply. The Golden One says this to her significant other, Equality.
During the mid 1800s, as America was expanding westward, the economy of the different regions in America boosted. The north based their economy off of the recently developed industries, whereas the south continued their work with agriculture and the production of cotton. The development of these two very different forms of business led to sectionalism, or the devotion to the advancement of one’s region as opposed to the country as whole. As more people immigrated to the US in the 1840s specifically from Ireland and Germany, America’s newfound industries were provided with unqualified and inexperienced employees who would work for very little pay. These immigrants were forced to move to the north because they didn’t have the money to buy land