The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Stealing History

Pudgy Indian on the dubious history of the Kennewick Man "discovery" and the fraudulent, racist origins and often political agenda of white archaeology. Incidentally, in 2005, Senator John McCain authorized an unsuccessful amendment to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) that would have definitively given custody of Kennewick Man's remains to local tribes for proper and reverent reburial.

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