Against the Grain

National Rhetorics, Native Claims

Stephen GermicNational memorials and parks bombard visitors with rhetorics of nationhood. But the official stories propagated at such sites leave out critical things, including, asserts Stephen Germic, the claims of American Indians to territory and recognition. Germic examines a range of Native initiatives, both legal and militant, to assert their presence in the face of official processes of erasure. (Encore presentation.)

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