Re: Repatriation

Steve Russell (
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 22:08:47 -0500

On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, Matt Silberstein wrote:

> In sci.archaeology Beth Williams) wrote:
> >In <> (Susan S. Chin)
> >writes:
> >>
> >>It's been 6 years since the passage of the Repatriation Act, whereby
> >>Native American remains and artifacts held by federally funded
> >>institutions must be made available for reburial or return to Native
> >>American groups.
> >>
> >>I'm curious what the effect this has had on anthropologists and
> >>archaeologists specialising in the study of Native American
> >prehistory.
> >>Overall, has this hindered/helped Anthropological studies? Has the
> >>increased dialogue between Native Americans and Anthropologists?
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >I think I need to be careful answering this, as I might find myself
> >eluding men in white coat curious as to why I'm holding a dialogue with
> >myself <g>... Bet Steve Russell has the same concern, don't you Steve
> >:-D?
> >MB Williams, Kennebec-Penobscot (with tongue firmly planted in cheek)
> >Dept. of Anthr., UMass Amherst
> The simple question is: Do you have flame wars with yourself? As long
> as you can keep both sides of the conversation pleasant and on topic
> there is no need for those men in white coats. (Unless, of course, you
> have a thing for men in white coats.)
> Matt Silberstein

Hey Matt, every time I think about voting in this next presidential
election (that's U.S., as in tweedlbubba or tweedlstiff), I get in a
flame war with myself. I would write in Crazy Horse, but if he came back
he would never agree to serve.

Steve Russell>