Download PDF by Thomas H. Johnson,Helen S. Johnson: Also Called Sacajawea: Chief Woman's Stolen Identity

By Thomas H. Johnson,Helen S. Johnson

ISBN-10: 1577665341

ISBN-13: 9781577665342

Anthropologist Tom Johnson, a long-time fieldworker one of the japanese Shoshone Indians, unfolds a charming tale of incorrect identification, manipulated proof, and disputed legend related to Sacajawea, the younger Shoshone who observed the Lewis and Clark day trip. For over 100 years, many have believed Sacajawea rejoined her humans at Wind River the place she died and used to be buried in 1884. Conclusive facts surfaced within the Fifties that the lady in that grave was once now not Sacajawea. via his cautious unraveling of Shoshone oral culture, strengthened through the invention of a key ancient rfile, Johnson strips away many years of cover-up to bare the Wind River Sacajawea’s actual identification with no discrediting Shoshone historical past and values. The reader is invited onto a modern reservation to percentage in conversations with local those who have a stake in either perpetuating and disputing the legend of Sacajawea. also referred to as Sacajawea touches upon a common ethnohistorical subject matter: the elevation of oral culture to honor the ideals approximately ancestors. It additionally illuminates how the dominant tradition imposes its values and attitudes on local people.

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