Monday, February 23, 2009
Tallbar review; Krech's arrogance (?) towards religious beliefs
Kimberlly Tallbar (see Tantillo's post) writes a fair review of Krech, and really gets at what Krech was trying to say (as opposed to what she wished he had said, which is what many reviews focus on). Interestingly, she speaks (p3) about how both Krech's book and the criticism thrown at it are almost entirely centered within Euro-American assumptions about natural resources. I find it sad and ironic that even when discussing how the book may have failed Native American interests, most reviews do so from within a White cultural context. Tallbar is really effective at providing the perspective that I certainly can't mimic. I especially like her perspective on the reincarnation ideas (p4) because I thought that Krech was guilty of treating these beliefs with a certain arrogance (though perhaps it just read that way). Do you agree?