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We Come for GoodArchaeology and Tribal Historic Preservation at the Seminole Tribe of Florida$
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Paul N. Backhouse, Brent R. Weisman, and Mary Beth Rosebrough

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062280

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062280.001.0001

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The Promise and Potential of Seminole Tribal Historic Preservation and Archaeology

The Promise and Potential of Seminole Tribal Historic Preservation and Archaeology

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(p.330) 18 The Promise and Potential of Seminole Tribal Historic Preservation and Archaeology
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We Come for Good
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Brent R. Weisman

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062280.003.0018

More than twenty years have elapsed since the federal nexus for the creation of THPOs occurred yet the work of the THPO remains unevaluated holistically. What are the contributions that have been made socially, culturally, politically, academically, and economically? With little organizational or mission-centric uniformity between individual programs, should we expect greater homogenization of institutional forms in the future? Or does the diversity in programs underscore the very different cultural groups that comprise the modern political configurations of the indigenous people of North America? The Seminole Tribe THPO is a case study of one well-resourced office that is attempting to build capacity and pull up a seat to sit squarely at the table. The relative successes, or otherwise, of this strategy will ultimately be judged by the community it serves.

Keywords:   Tribal historic preservation, Seminole Tribe, indigenous people

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