Beverly McIver's Canvas: Understanding People In Their Social Worlds
The museum world, which seldom consults Native communities about the proper care and disposition of their cultural legacy, did not always appreciate the NMAIs new approaches to handling the collection. Furthermore, many of the leading museums in the United States and the world continue to exhibit American-Indian and other indigenous peoples alongside dinosaur and mastodon exhibits. Indian people often joke ironically about the perceptions of Natives as ancient peoples who have vanished from the face of the Earth. This new understanding of curation includes a policy of restoring remains and burial goods of human ancestors as quickly as possible to the appropriate tribal communities.
"Beverly McIver's Canvas: Understanding People In Their Social Worlds".