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Lecture 2

ANTB19 WEEK 2.

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTB19H3
Professor
Donna Young
Semester
Fall

Description
Key Concepts Salvage Anthropology Cultural Translation Manifest DesrintRiffe Jed and Pamela Roberts Ishi The Last Yahi USA Rattlesnake Productions 19921 Why were anthropologists so interested in discovering a real and completely wild IndianoKroeber wanted to study a native north American that was uncontaminated by the westoHe had this idea of cultures as fixed pure and wholeoPre historical without historyIn this view history belongs to Europeans who set history in notion through power and conquestThe ideas of social evolution still very strongTreated north Americans as primitives who could teach us something about our prehistory Once they had been conquered clothed etc they were no longer of interest to the early anthropologists no longer interesting for science2 What was salvage anthropologyowe cal this salvage anthropology where you try to learn as much as you can about a wayof life that will disappearoan interest in learning the language the stories collecti
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