Urban Pathways in the Native Northeast: Tracing Indigenous Continuity, Commemoration, and Mobility
CEREV is proud to co-sponsor “Urban Pathways in the Northeast: Tracing Indigenous Continuity, Commemoration, and Mobility,” a lunch-hour presentation by Dr. Christine DeLucia (Assistant Professor of History, Mount Holyoke College).
March 19, 2015
11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Room EV 3.760
Computer Science, Engineering and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 Rue Ste Catherine Ouest
This is a free event and open to all. No registration is necessary.
The seventeenth-century indigenous uprising known as King Philip’s War (1675-1678) devastated Algonquian and English settler communities in the American Northeast, causing massive demographic collapse, diaspora, and reconfigurations of Native/indigenous cultural geographies. Through the more than three centuries since its waging, the war has been remembered and mobilized in very different ways by descendants. This presentation examines two urban sites of Native commemoration and protest, focusing on physical performances that re-appropriate seemingly colonial built environments, in order to re-define—or reclaim—them as Native grounds.
This presentation draws upon archival and community-based researches from DeLucia’s first book project. While strongly historical in nature, it is also deeply in conversation with the decolonizing frameworks and methodologies of Native American and Indigenous Studies.