22 Nov Who Determines the Significance of American Indian Sacred Sights and Burial Grounds?
By S. Van West
For all nations, including Native American nations, places for the dead are sacred. Because the fates of Native American sacred sites are most often determined by people who are not followers of any Native American religions, the ethical sensitivity of decision makers needs to be expanded. This Chapter in Preservation of What, for Whom? examines how Native American perspectives can be included in the decision making process.
Van West, S. “Who Determines the Significance of American Indian Sacred Sights and Burial Grounds?”. In M. Tomlan (Ed.), Preservation of What, for Whom? (pp. 97-108). Ithaca, NY: The National Council for Preservation Education. 1997.