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The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation

Return, Reconcile, Renew

Authored by: Cressida Fforde , C. Timothy McKeown , Honor Keeler

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138303584
eBook ISBN: 9780203730966
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203730966
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Book description

This volume brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous repatriation practitioners and researchers to provide the reader with an international overview of the removal and return of Ancestral Remains.

The Ancestral Remains of Indigenous peoples are today housed in museums and other collecting institutions globally. They were taken from anywhere the deceased can be found, and their removal occurred within a context of deep power imbalance within a colonial project that had a lasting effect on Indigenous peoples worldwide. Through the efforts of First Nations campaigners, many have returned home. However, a large number are still retained. In many countries, the repatriation issue has driven a profound change in the relationship between Indigenous peoples and collecting institutions. It has enabled significant steps towards resetting this relationship from one constrained by colonisation to one that seeks a more just, dignified and truthful basis for interaction. The history of repatriation is one of Indigenous perseverance and success. The authors of this book contribute major new work and explore new facets of this global movement. They reflect on nearly 40 years of repatriation, its meaning and value, impact and effect.

This book is an invaluable contribution to repatriation practice and research, providing a wealth of new knowledge to readers with interests in Indigenous histories, self-determination and the relationship between collecting institutions and Indigenous peoples.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Indigenous repatriation Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Saahlinda Naay – saving things house Download PDF
Chapter  3:  I Mana I Ka ‘Ōiwi Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Germany’s engagement with the repatriation issue Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The face of genocide Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Repatriation in the Torres Strait Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Ngarrindjeri repatriation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Repatriation in the Kimberley Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Restitution policies in Argentina Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The control of ancestors in the era of neoliberal multiculturalism in Chile Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Repatriation in Rapa Nui, Ka Haka Hoki Mai Te Mana Tupuna Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Paradoxes and prospects of repatriation to the Ainu Download PDF
Chapter  13:  When the living forget the dead Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Majimaji War mass graves and the challenges of repatriation, identity, and remedy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Russia and the pacific Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Missionaries and the removal, illegal export, and return of Ancestral Remains Download PDF
Chapter  17:  ‘Under The Hammer’ Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Profit and loss Download PDF
Chapter  19:  ‘Inhuman and Very Mischievous Traffic’ Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Uses and abuses Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Australian Ancestral Remains in French museums Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The French acquisition of Toi moko from Aotearoa/New Zealand in the nineteenth century Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Andreas Reischek collection in Vienna and New Zealand’s attempts at repatriation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Collecting and colonial violence Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Wilhelm Krause’s collections Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Theorising race and evolution Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Navigating the nineteenth century collecting network Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Physical anthropology in the field Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Research for repatriation practice Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Provenance research and historical sources for understanding Nineteenth-century scientific interest in Indigenous human remains Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Cultural protocols in repatriation Download PDF
Chapter  32:  ‘Australian Aborigine Skulls in a Loft in Birmingham, It Seems a Weird Thing’ Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Recovered Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Genomic testing of ancient DNA Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Repatriation knowledge in the networked archive of the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Managing Indigenous cultural materials Download PDF
Chapter  37:  A partnership approach to repatriation of Māori Ancestors Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Being proactive Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sharing reflections on repatriation Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The return of Ancestral Remains from the natural history Museum, London, to Torres strait Islander traditional owners Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The repatriation of Ancestral Human Remains from The Natural History Museum, London to Torres Strait Islander traditional owners Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Two eagles and Jim Crow Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Dignified relationships Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Striving for Gozhóó Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Repatriation and the trauma of native American history Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Returning to Yarluwar-Ruwe Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Repatriation, song and ceremony Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Transforming the archive Download PDF
Chapter  49:  The artist as detective in the Museum archive Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Repatriating love to our ancestors Download PDF
Chapter  51:  ‘Let Them Rest in Peace’ Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Repatriation and the negotiation of identity Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Inside the human remains store Download PDF
Chapter  54:  ‘And the Walls Came Tumbling Down’ Download PDF
Chapter  55:  The ethics of repatriation Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Contested human remains in museums Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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