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Online: Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology

Wednesday December 1, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a free, virtual program presented by Dr. Samuel Redman.

This lecture will introduce the fascinating and complex history of salvage anthropology, a 19th and 20th-century movement to collect materials from Indigenous peoples thought to be “vanishing.”

Samuel J. Redman, Ph.D. is a historian and professor in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums and Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology (both with Harvard University Press). At UMass, he teaches courses on modern U.S. history, public history, and oral history. He lives in Northampton with his son, Owen.


To Register for this Program: Please register below for the link to this live lecture, hosted on Zoom. You must have a free Zoom account to attend. Instructions on accessing the lecture will be included in your confirmation email.

This program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant. The demographic information collected in this registration form will be used only to help us report back regarding our community impact and for no other purpose.

Tickets and Reservations

Advance Reservations are closed at this time for the event.
Please call the museum for more information at (413) 322-5660.

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