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INDIGENOUS ARCHIVAL ACTIVISM hybrid event with The Newberry and Rose Miron

July 11 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm CST

Rose Miron will join the Newberry in person and online on Thursday, July 11 for a discussion of her new book Indigenous Archival Activism: Mohican Interventions in Public History and Memory in conversation with Kelly Wisecup.

This program will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will be held in Ruggles Hall at the Newberry and livestreamed on Zoom, followed by signing in person from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required:


Tracing one tribe’s fifty-year fight to recover and rewrite its history, Indigenous Archival Activism takes readers into the heart of debates over who owns and has the right to tell Native American history and stories. Rose Miron tells the story of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation and its Historical Committee, showing how their work is exemplary of how tribal archives can strategically shift how Native history is accessed, represented, written, and, most important, controlled.

Indigenous Archival Activism is a necessary volume on the intersection of Indigenous knowledge loss, recovery, and production in the context of settler colonialism. Presenting a community history centered on institution-building, knowledge, education, and activism, Rose Miron challenges an accepted narrative about a vanished people with a deeply researched project that centers their persistence and relevance.”—Jacki Thompson Rand, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Brilliantly narrating the story of a tribal community’s reclamation of their history, Indigenous Archival Activism represents a path forward for tribes to tell their own stories and is a must-read for archivists, researchers, and tribal historians working with/in Indian Country. Rose Miron contests the mythology of the ‘last of the Mohicans,’ speaking to the vibrancy of the Stockbridge-Munsee people and celebrating contemporary Indigeneity.”—Shannon Martin, Lynx Clan, Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians; former director, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways

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