L. Frank Manriquez works with the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology to match artifacts to native languages. “Many California tribes were really negatively impacted by the Gold Rush. Tribes were devastated, a lot of the languages have been lost,” said Janeen Antoine, language teacher at the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland. She teaches Lakota, which is spoken in South Dakota where she is from. “There’s a very strong effort within the California peoples to revive their…
Carlos Castanada was a student of anthropology when he met Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui shaman and the inspiration for Castanada’s The Teachings of Don Juan. In this controversial work, Castanada relays his experiences being challenged by his mentor on his perception of the world and all living things in it.
Our Teaching Resources section has a great selection of enticing ethnographic films that can be used for teaching Units 1-3 as well as IB Anthropology and other A-level subjects such as Geography and Sociology.
Revisiting my first "big" post. Recently have been teaching Ruth Benedict, and I ended this with a call to increase teacher pay, also interesting in light of the Chicago strike: With death of Osama bin Laden, how anthropology supports pursuing criminals, not blanket "war on terror," and anthropology questions xenophobic nationalism.
Anthropology professor Christine Schreyer was hired for the Superman film. She teaches fantasy languages such as Klingon and Na'vi at the University of British Columbia. She constructed a graphical language built around objects instead of personal pronouns, and with the help of Goyer, the filmmakers incorporated words from the Superman canon.