In Custer Died for Your Sins, Deloria proclaims, “Had the tribes been given a choice of fighting the cavalry or the anthropologists, there is little doubt as to who they would have chosen.” Why would Native Nations choose to fight soldiers rather than anthropologists? What are anthropologists capable of that soldiers aren’t?
According to Deloria in Custer Died for Your Sins, Native Nations would have preferred to fight soldiers because the conflict is tangible and can be resolved. He argues that anthropologists have done more damage than soldiers by perpetuating stereotypes and about Native peoples. The scientists can use published text and policy-making positions to disseminate their ideas.
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Custer Died for Your Sins
Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 at 4:16:21 PM