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Christine M. DeLucia

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780300201178

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300201178.001.0001

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Monumentalizing after “Detribalization,” and Swamp Discourse from Casinos to Carcieri

Monumentalizing after “Detribalization,” and Swamp Discourse from Casinos to Carcieri

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Memory Lands

Christine M. DeLucia

Yale University Press

This chapter examines evolving Narragansett and Euro-American practices around place and memory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on Native adaptations in the wake of the illegal “detribalization” process. It considers Native responses to colonial monuments such as the one erected at Great Swamp in 1906; a growing set of “pan-Indian” practices and tribal efforts to convey Indigenous identities to Yankee neighbors; and the role of the tribal magazine The Narragansett Dawn in fostering inter- and multi-tribal ties across the region. The chapter then considers late twentieth-century debates over federal recognition, sovereignty, and environmentalism, particularly around issues of potential casino gaming and land-into-trust cases, one of which rose all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and carried repercussions across Indian Country. The effects of a violent raid on a tribal-run smoke shop in the early 2000s are also examined. Additionally, the chapter takes up a recent “battlefields” project in the Nipsachuck area where archaeologists, landowners, and tribal community members are reassessing the character and legacies of a pivotal site from 1675-1676, and creating new opportunities for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and collective understandings.

Keywords:   Monuments, Pan-Indian, Narragansett Dawn, Federal recognition, Sovereignty, Environmentalism, Casino gaming, Battlefields, Archaeologists, Collaboration

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