Selected Articles Since 2001
Muriel (Miki) Crespi 4 CRM No 5—2001
"Heritage resource programs are being challenged worldwide to acknowledge the rich contributions of diverse peoples and cultures. …Two decades ago, the NPS established the applied ethnography program. Since then, the concepts, data, and strategies of cultural anthropology, or ethnography … have helped the agency hear and see what had been typically unheard and unseen. By giving voices to communities and indigenous peoples, and visibility to the resources they value, the discipline has enriched our understanding of heritage by illuminating the places and concerns that have been unknown, but knowable."
Geoffrey White CRM No 5—2001 9
"Worldwide, historical sites important for local and national communities are increasingly visited by people crossing national and regional boundaries. …Globalization, the watchword of the present, carries important implications for history as well as for the economic and trade issues so frequently noted in today’s media. Just as increasing movements of people and images across national boundaries impact the world economic order, they also affect the ways we produce and interpret history."
Frederick F. York CRM No 5-2001 19
"Geographically distant from the biblical Garden of Eden, federal land in the Magic Valley near Eden, in south-central Idaho, was selected in early 1942 … as one of several sites for the wartime relocation of Japanese residents of the United States and their American-born offspring.… The … Minidoka Internment … monument was designated by presidential proclamation on January 17, 2001, … about 60 years after … the … forced occupation of the “camp” by resident Japanese nationals and their Japanese-American offspring between 1942 and 1945…. Anthropologically informed social science and broadly based planning skills are being utilized by the NPS to engage Japanese-American and Asian-American institutions, communities, and individuals to identify and address issues during the next three years."
Miguel Vasquez 22 CRM No 5—2001
"Unique and rich heritages mark Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the United States. And each of the many peoples and their cultures has, and will, contribute to the evolving U.S. in ways that richly deserve celebration and commemoration by Latino groups themselves and by the nation’s heritage institutions. Indeed, attention to the distinctive peoples is imperative if the planning of heritage programs, identification of heritage resources, and development of heritage tourism are to reflect the diversity within this demographically and culturally diverse and significant U.S. population. My basic point is that there is no real “Latino community.” Instead, there are many."