Cover

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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

This book’s many collaborative writers include inquiry partners who are referenced, in upcoming chapters and the bibliography, as “interviews.” But during one memorable lunchtime conversation with Renée Gokey and Dennis Zotigh of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)...

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1. Introduction: Counter-narratives and Cultural Stewardship

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pp. 1-36

In the late fall of 2014, an Ebola outbreak crossed the Atlantic from Africa and came to America. In its early stages, the disease had seemed remote—a somewhat exotic subject of world news reports, a “problem,” certainly, but one having no direct impact within US borders. But suddenly, Ebola exploded...

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2. “That my work may speak well for Spelman”: Messengers Recording History and Performing Uplift

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pp. 37-78

This chapter revisits connections linking a curriculum development initiative funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), subsequent research I’ve done to extend my scholarship and teaching around one of that project’s key themes, and ways in which both those...

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3. Collaborative Writing as Jane Addams’s Hull-House Legacy

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pp. 79-134

Hull-House as a social settlement on Halsted Street in Chicago—as led by Jane Addams and her numerous partners in progressive education—shut its doors long ago.1 But Hull-H ouse as an aspirational model, as a practice of democratic vision, still thrives. It lives now, primarily, through...

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4. Reclaiming Voices from Indian Boarding School Narratives

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pp. 135-179

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, I attended a half-day workshop at the national convention for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), a division of the National Council of Teachers of English. Facilitated by a group of Native scholar-teachers, the program introduced...

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5. Learning from Natives’ Cross-Cultural Teaching

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pp. 180-230

The first time I visited the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the Mall in Washington, DC, I arrived just in time for a drum-and-song performance by Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, San Juan Pueblo and Santee Dakota) in the sun-drenched Potomac meeting space just beyond...

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Coda: Composing New Learning Legacies

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pp. 231-258

One core premise of this book has been to affirm that cultural resources from the past shape our social actions today. An extension of this basic point has demonstrated how archives (literal repositories of cultural records) and Archives (in a more cumulative sense of culture-in-the-making)...

Notes

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pp. 259-312

Bibliography

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pp. 313-344

Index

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pp. 345-360