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Repatriation and Erasing the Past$
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Elizabeth Weiss and James W. Springer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401575

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401575.001.0001

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Reconstructing the Past

Reconstructing the Past

Correcting Fallacies

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(p.94) 4 Reconstructing the Past
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Repatriation and Erasing the Past
Author(s):

Elizabeth Weiss

James W. Springer

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401575.003.0005

Weiss and Springer summarize the bioarchaeological research that has challenged previously held stereotypes of Native Americans, answering questions about population size in North America prior to Columbus’s arrival; social structure of pre-contact Native Americans; violence rates in Native American tribes both before and after Columbus’s arrival; Native Americans health and diseases, such as tuberculosis and syphilis, before and after contact with Europeans; Native American diet throughout time; and Native Americans’ relationship with their environment.

Keywords:   bioarchaeological research, pre-contact, Native Americans, stereotypes

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