"…in a few years by death and removes they were all gone…": Forced Relocation as Racial Violence

Author(s): Mark S. Tweedie; Allison J.M. McGovern

Year: 2016

Summary

Indigenous dispossession and forced relocation remain central features of historical narratives, as they are used to explain the seemingly "natural" cultural loss and subsequent disappearance of Native peoples. However, these occurrences are less frequently remembered as acts of violence that supported privilege and cultural hegemony. In this paper, documentary and archaeological evidence are used to highlight instances of indigenous removals on eastern Long Island in the post-contact era, and the possible signatures for indigenous resistance, as we investigate the complex contexts of forced relocation.

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"…in a few years by death and removes they were all gone…": Forced Relocation as Racial Violence. Mark S. Tweedie, Allison J.M. McGovern. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434321)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Post-Contact

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 261