Decolonizing Fort Vancouver Through Archaeological Interpretation
Creating Participatory Dialogue in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Interpretation
A materialist foundation underlays much interpretation of protected places, including colonial sites. Interpretation in the twenty-first century values relevance by bringing to light connections between material resources and visitors’ personal meanings and values. The nature of personal and collective meaning today involves exploration of contemporary significance of past peoples, their actions, and sites in the face of diverse audience experiences and perspectives recognizing that historical, cultural, and environmental legacies evolve through time. We explore ways in which archaeological interpretation takes place at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a reconstructed colonial fur trade post managed by the US National Park Service in the North American Pacific Northwest.
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Wilson, D. C., Clearman, A., & Hosken, K. (2022). Decolonizing Fort Vancouver Through Archaeological Interpretation. In Creating Participatory Dialogue in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Interpretation: Multinational Perspectives (pp. 237-253). Springer, Cham.