Keen Eyes: Recovering Bertha Parker's Lost Contributions to Indigenous Archaeology
Margaret M. Bruchac, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, and Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar, SAR
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
This research is excerpted from a book manuscript—titled Consorting with Savages—that critically examines and reconceptualizes relations among American anthropologists and indigenous informants. Although Native American gatekeepers were crucial research partners, their contributions were often overshadowed by the white male scholars who depended upon them. New research on Bertha Parker (Abenaki/Seneca), an archaeologist and ethnologist at the Southwest Museum, reveals the extent of her kinship relations and intellectual contributions to the field.