Museums reflect power relations in society. Centuries of tradition dictate that museum professionals through years of study have more knowledge about the past and culture than the communities they present and serve. As mausoleums of intellect, museums developed cultures that are resistant to relinquishing any authority to the public. The long history of museums as the authority over the past led to the alienation and exclusion of many groups from museums, particular indigenous communities.
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- Museum Studies
- Native American Studies
- Shared Authority
- Tribal Museums
- Ethnological museums and collections--New York (State)--Franklin County.
- Ethnological museums and collections
- Iroquoian Indians--Museums--New York (State)--Franklin County.
- Iroquoian Indians
- Museums and community--New York (State)--Franklin County.
- Museums and community
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-259)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: History