By Roger Echo-Hawk
Sooner or later on the finish of the 20 th century, Roger Echo-Hawk made up our minds to renounce being an Indian. After changing into an American Indian historian, he began to query our common reliance on an idea of race that the academy had long-since discredited, and launched into a private trip to giving up race himself. This passionate booklet bargains a robust meditation on racialism and a manifesto for making a international with no it. Echo-Hawk examines own identification, social activities, and policy―NAGPRA, Indian legislations, purple delight, indigenous archaeology―showing how they depend on race and the way they need to stream past it.
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