chapter  11
20 Pages

: Writing New Archaeological Narratives: Indigenous North America

ByStephen W. Silliman

Writing new archaeological narratives of Indigenous North America requires revisiting the ways that archaeologists think, write, dig, analyze, interpret, and present their information to colleagues, students, descendant communities, and the general public. As developed throughout this volume, postcolonialism encourages this revisiting, in part as a political project of decolonization and in part as a refinement of our conceptual and practical tools for writing better histories and doing better anthropologies. My goal in this chapter is to relay how archaeologists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, have been crafting and will continue to craft new narratives of Native North America thanks to the contributions of postcolonial thinking.