New PDF release: 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 japanese Shoshone Indians, unfolds a charming tale of incorrect identification, manipulated evidence, and disputed legend concerning Sacajawea, the younger Shoshone who followed the Lewis and Clark excursion. For over 100 years, many have believed Sacajawea rejoined her humans at Wind River the place she died and used to be buried in 1884. Conclusive proof surfaced within the Nineteen Fifties that the lady in that grave was once now not Sacajawea. via his cautious unraveling of Shoshone oral culture, reinforced through the invention of a key old record, Johnson strips away a long time of cover-up to bare the Wind River Sacajawea’s actual id with no discrediting Shoshone heritage and values. The reader is invited onto a latest reservation to proportion in conversations with local those that have a stake in either perpetuating and disputing the legend of Sacajawea. also referred to 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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