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Kennewick Man [videorecording] : an epic drama of the West

Title
Kennewick Man [videorecording] : an epic drama of the West / a Riverside Films Production ; a film by Kyle Carver and Ryan Purcell.
Publication
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2001.

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1 videocassette (86 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
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  • VHS.
Call Number
*UGS-1951
Title
Kennewick Man [videorecording] : an epic drama of the West / a Riverside Films Production ; a film by Kyle Carver and Ryan Purcell.
Imprint
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2001.
System Details
VHS.
Performer
Commentary: James Chatters, Dave Deacy, Roger Downey, Francis McManamon, Dutch Meyer, Will Thomas, Bernie Whitebear.
Summary
When a human skull was found by the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington in 1996, it turned out to be one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America, igniting a firestorm of controversy pitting scientists against Native Americans. The scientists demanded the right to study the bones, while the Umatilla Tribe believed the bones to be sacred and ancestral. When the American government ruled the bones would be repatriated, eight scientists then filed a lawsuit in order to block the action. This documentary explores the cultural assumptions and differing opinions among the various groups involved, looks at the far-reaching implications for the future of anthropology and present-day relations between Native and non-native people.
Added Author
Carver, Kyle.
Purcell, Ryan.
Chatters, James C.
Deacy, Dave.
Downey, Roger.
McManamon, Francis P.
Meyer, Dutch.
Thomas, Will.
Whitebear, Bernie.
Riverside Film Productions.
Filmakers Library, inc.
Research Call Number
*UGS-1951 [Video]
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