Originally Posted by Aaron H
It pisses me off!
The reason why so-called "native Americans" want such finds to be hidden because it undermines their status as "first". I suppose it would also cause great damage to their religion.
Easy-there tiger. Son of a "so-called native Amerian" woman here
I think mom puts it very well, and she'll kill me for misquoting, but here's essentially a paraphrase.
"Whites systematically destroyed our culture for five hundred years. Archaeology is the only way to get at what was lost. These zealots are only helping to destroy what little we have left."
And, frankly, these tribes have no right to claim sovreignity over the bodies of other people. They may not even remotedly be related to them.
Just a thought or two.