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

By Thomas H. Johnson,Helen S. Johnson

Anthropologist Tom Johnson, a long-time fieldworker one of the jap Shoshone Indians, unfolds a charming tale of flawed id, manipulated proof, and disputed legend related to Sacajawea, the younger Shoshone who observed the Lewis and Clark excursion. For over 100 years, many have believed Sacajawea rejoined her humans at Wind River the place she died and was once buried in 1884. Conclusive proof surfaced within the Fifties that the lady in that grave used to be now not Sacajawea. via his cautious unraveling of Shoshone oral culture, reinforced via the invention of a key old rfile, Johnson strips away a long time of cover-up to bare the Wind River Sacajawea’s precise identification with out discrediting Shoshone heritage and values. The reader is invited onto a modern reservation to proportion in conversations with local those who have a stake in either perpetuating and disputing the legend of Sacajawea. also known as Sacajawea touches upon a common ethnohistorical subject: 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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