Tag Archives: Native American

Catching up: a big post on summer reading

So I’ve been not updating this lately because I’ve been doing other writing, and I know nobody is likely going to read this massive post, but oh well, I want to do some catch-up with bits I’ve written here and … Continue reading

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Politics, power, and consent in the “redskins” nickname debate

With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently canceling the Washington Redskins’ trademark, and burgeoning opposition from prominent and well-funded groups like the Oneida Indian Nation, I’ve been back into following a topic that one of my thesis students wrote … Continue reading

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Back to what you’d expect

I have to think anyone who is reading this blog has been wondering, “Where are the Indians?” lately. Well, you knew I had to come back to them at some point this summer, and here we are. The Calloway book … Continue reading

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Letting it go

I included among my summer goals the final pre-submission revisions to an essay I’ve discussed here several times, and today was the day: I attached files to an email and hit “send,” and I sealed and mailed the envelope with the … Continue reading

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Early summer (academic) reading

My brain may have been majorly dysfunctional for a week or so after the semester ended, but I find reading a good way to ramp my activity back up again. I’ve tackled THE STACK. Actually, Newman wasn’t on the stack because … Continue reading

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Wildly unrealistic summer reading plans

Yeah that’s right. It’s just not going to happen. And frankly, I made myself stop pulling books I’ve not yet read from the shelf and adding them to the stack, but there are more I’d like to be there, and … Continue reading

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School’s out for summer

I can’t be the only one who thinks of Alice Cooper every year around this time, right? No more red pens, no more books, no more students’ dirty looks? Commence three months of sleeping in (ha!), growing a beard (that may … Continue reading

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“William Penn was not a terrorist.”

So the title of this post comes from a half-joking suggestion about an alternative title for “From Conquest to Identity: New Jersey and the Middle Colonies in the Seventeenth Century,” the McNeil Center’s recent conference held in Trenton, NJ. Imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Science, myth, and Native American knowledge

Finished this up over the weekend. Deloria is always a good read, and whether or not you agree with what he has to say, you can’t say he’s not provocative. To sum this one up: “We do not know the … Continue reading

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Removing Indians to create National Parks

Although most of our readings for American Wilderness so far have focused on Euroamerican conceptions/constructions, we’ve inevitably discussed Native Americans some in the midst of our conversations (often prefaced with something like “I know Sellers wants us to say something … Continue reading

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