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Thieves of Time [electronic resource]: Who Owns the Past?

KAET-TV (Television station : Tempe, Ariz.)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program, introduced by author Tony Hillerman, studies Native American burial grounds over five centuries of cultural, scientific, and legal change. The Native American Graves Repatriation Act, covering the ownership and study of human remains and sacred objects, is given special emphasis. Interviews with Martin Sullivan, director of the Heard Museum, in Phoenix; Paul Bender, former dean of The College of Law at Arizona State University; Richard Rabinowitz, Harvard University historian; and Walter Echo-Hawk, of the Native American Rights Fund, are featured.
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28 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 15, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Who owns the past?
  • Indian Artifacts (3:04)
  • Indian Burial Mounds (3:24)
  • Appropriation of Indian Artifacts (4:22)
  • Private Expeditions (3:09)
  • Public Archaeology of the 1930s (1:00)
  • Commercial Plunderers of the Past (2:05)
  • State and Federal Protection Acts for Native Artifacts (5:29)
  • Bicultural View of America's Past (2:50)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1992.
Publisher no.
33510 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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