Lessons from the ‘ancient one’: the conflict between tradition, science

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Consider Native American oral history, with its rich and powerful stories, equally legitimate as empirical scientific evidence in determining the events of Native American history.

Western anthropology department chair and professor Daniel Boxberger will discuss the relationship between the two in the second installment of the Turning Points Faculty Lecture Series at 5:15 p.m., Jan. 14 in Communication Facility room 110.

Boxberger’s presentation, “Objectivity and Relativity in the Science of the American Indian:  Lessons Learned from the Ancient One,” will focus on the history of the conflict between Native American traditions, the science of anthropology and land-resource management.

http://westernfrontonline.net/2009011310586/arts-life/lessons-from-the-ancient-one-the-conflict-between-tradition-science/

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