oral history

Salish-Kootenai College’s Tribal Historic Preservation Program - HeVo 23

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On today’s podcast we have Aaron Brien (Apsáalooke), a member of the Night Hawk Dance Society and faculty in Salish Kootenai College’s Tribal Historic Preservation and Native American Studies programs. We talk about the blending of ethnography and archaeology within indigenous archaeology, as well as the identity challenges that many young Native Americans face and how indigenous archaeology can be one part of a holistic picture that can give young people a sense of who they are and hope for the future. He shares his experience working with National Geographic as one example of how photography and archaeology can reinstill that sense of identity.

‚ÄúThe application of oral histories to archaeology is at the forefront of the research, at no point is the narrative of tribal people secondary. This methodology is the foundation of our work. No longer should Indian people be delegated to the appendices. No longer are we ‚Äėsupplemental‚Äô humans‚ÄĚ.

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The Importance of Myth and Oral Traditions - ArchyFantasies Ep30

Today we talk about a important aspect of archaeology, traditional myths and oral traditions. These two aspects are often overlooked or reinterpreted by the fringe in order to further their own ideas. Archaeologists and anthropologists see these aspects as the vital and important tools that they are to understanding ancient cultures.

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Episode 9 : Oral Histories - The Archaeologists Who Built London

Artwork by Tristan Boyle (c)2014

Artwork by Tristan Boyle (c)2014

In todays episode I speak to the wonderful Gabe Moshenska as he describes his latest project, the Archaeologists who built London. This is no ordinary project, this is an oral history of the archaeologists who dug in London after the bombing of the second world war and uncovered the rich history of the capital city. You will find a link below to the project page which is being crowdsourced via Micropasts and the video for the project features Gabe's very own artistic talent. We also manage to talk about archaeology in the public sphere, (unfortunately Mr. Moshenska has a soft spot for Indiana Jones) and why we should have more women in archaeological media. 

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