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Preserving the Past (14:39)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 05:35 According to Theresa Pasqual, why is it a mistake to refer to Pueblo historical sites and ancestral objects as “ruins” and “artifacts”?
  2. 07:03 What challenges do Pueblo people face when trying to access places that are important to their history and culture today?
  3. 10:21 Why does Brian Vallo say that “there’s no need to excavate” archaeological sites?
  4. 11:22 What’s one problem that Dr. Swentzell mentions with returning human remains and cultural objects to the places from which they were removed?
  5. 13:12 What are some examples of successful repatriation of remains and cultural items that Brian Vallo mentions?