London Entangled

London Entangled: Indigenous Travellers at the Heart of Empire
Speaker: Dr Coll Thrush # University of British Columbia
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Date and Time
20th Mar 2014 16:30 - 20th Mar 2014 18:00
Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower

This talk comes from a book project that reframes London's history through the experiences of Indigenous men, women, and children who travelled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became Canada, the US, New Zealand, and Australia. Beginning in 1502, Indigenous people arrived in London in roles ranging from captives and servants to political emissaries and cultural performers. This talk will make a case for the ways in which urban and Indigenous histories are deeply connected at the global level, and for the ways in which we might consider the metropolis both a site of settler colonialism and an Indigenous space.