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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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Repatriation and Erasing the Past

Elizabeth Weiss

James W. Springer

University Press of Florida

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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