North American anthropology can be divided into two ages: BD and AD—Before and After Deloria. In 1969 cultural anthropology was shaken by Vine Deloria's witty diatribe, Custer Died for Your Sins
. Twenty years later, cultural anthropologist Tom Biolsi and archaeologist Larry Zimmerman organized a symposium on the subsequent relationship between anthropologists and American Indians. Indians and Anthropologists
assembles several of these papers and some new ones in what will certainly be an often-cited collection.
—Great Plains Quarterly
In this volume, which constitutes a multifold, thought-provoking, and articulate effort to assess the effects of Deloria's challenges, several authors suspect that the reasons anthropologists shy away from Indian Country have less to do with the real transformation of the discipline Deloria advocated and more to do with the ongoing problems Deloria denounced.
—Journal of Anthropological Research
This excellent collection features an impressive array of scholars, all of whom have clearly taken Deloria's critique to heart.
—Annals of Iowa
A provocative reassessment of reaction to Deloria's 1969 challenge, this collection of essays raises further questions about the debate, suggesting that the controversy will continue to challenge both the academy and Native America.
—New Mexico Historical Review
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to become more fully aware of Vine Deloria, Jr.'s impact on American academia.
—Oregon Historical Quarterly
A watershed . . . An excellent book for the general reader and for classroom supplementary studies.
—Chronicles of Oklahoma