Supplementary Readings

Supplementary Readings

Web resources

Catlin-Legutko, Cinnamon. We Must Decolonize Our Museums. TEDx Dirigo, 2016:

Abbe Museum, strategic plan:

San Diego Museum of Man, human remains policy:


Garcia, Ben. “For Whom the Human Remains.” In Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas, edited by Selma Holo and Mari-Tere Alvarez, 72-75. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

General Assembly. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. September 2007. 107th plenary meeting,

Lehrer, Erica, Cynthia E. Milton, and Monica Eileen Patterson. Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places. London: Palgrave McMillan, 2011..

Lonetree, Amy. Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

Lonetree, Amy and Amanda J. Cobb. The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

McKeown. C. Timothy. In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986-1990. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2012.

Message, Kylie. Museums and Social Activism: Engaged Protest. London: Routledge, 2014.

Miller, Susan A. “Native America Writes Back: The Origin of the Indigenous Paradigm in Historiography.” Wicazo Sa Review 23, no. 2 (2008): 9-28.

Peers, Laura. Playing Ourselves: Interpreting Native Histories at Historic Reconstructions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Phillips, Ruth B. Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011.

Ranco, Darren and Julia Clark. “The Abbe Museum: Seeking a Collaborative Future through Decolonization.” In Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites, edited by Raney Bench, 57-67. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Redman, Samuel J. Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016.

Sleeper-Smith, Susan. Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies. London: Zed Books, 2012.

Tuck, Eve and K. Wayne Yang. “Decolonization is not a Metaphor.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1, no. 1 (2012), 1-40.

Wilson, Waziyatawin Angela and Michael Yellow Bird. For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook. Santa Fe: School of American Research, 2005.