Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Mounds

by Barbara Alice Mann (Author)
©2003 Textbook XXVI, 520 Pages
Series: American Indian Studies, Volume 14


Ever since European settlers stumbled upon the eighteenth-century mounds, explanations and interpretations of them – often ridiculous and seldom Native American – have appeared as sober scholarship. Today, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) has intensified the debate over who «owns» the mounds – modern descendants of the Mound builders or Western archaeologists. Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Mounds is the first cogent look at all the issues surrounding the mounds, their history, their preservation, and their interpretation. Using the traditions of those Natives descended from the Mound Builders as well as historical and archaeological evidence, Barbara Alice Mann placed the mounds in their native cultural context as she examines the fraught issues enveloping them in the twenty-first century.


XXVI, 520
ISBN (Softcover)
Debate Descendant History Interpretation Scholarship
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. XXVI, 520 pp.

Biographical notes

Barbara Alice Mann (Author)

The Author: Barbara Alice Mann is a Lecturer of English at the University of Toledo, as well as a noted author and speaker on the culture and history of Native Americans of the eastern woodlands. She authored Iroquoian Women: The Gantowisas (2000), edited Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands (2001), and co-edited The Encyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) (2000), in addition to writing major articles on various aspects of the Iroquois League and its culture.


Title: Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Mounds