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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Between Past and Presence: Settler Masculine Imaginings and Settler-Indigenous Encounters in Waawayeyaattanong (Detroit), 1871-1922

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

During the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries, elite white men were on a quest to define their masculinity, race and their claim to Detroit as a modern place. And indigeneity was the medium through which the processes of modernization occurred. In this chapter, I argue that elite whites deployed indigeneity to both memorialize and erase Indigenous people from Detroit.