Abstract

Abstract:

This article problematizes the commemoration of the quadricentennial of the landing of the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 by focusing on the important interventions of Indigenous public historians and intellectuals. Their work on the digital and physical exhibit "Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History upends the national origin story anchored in the Plymouth commemorative landscape that erases Indigenous perspective and sanitizes a deeply conflictual history. The collective impact of their work challenges the timeline on which the quadricentennial is premised, insists on a reckoning with a longer and more violent history of settler colonialism, and emphasizes Wampanoag resilience and survival.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-147X
Print ISSN
0012-8163
Pages
pp. 159-171
Launched on MUSE
2021-02-10
Open Access
No
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