The Australian Centre for Indigenous History and the School of History is proud to present a special Fulbright seminar with
Philip Deloria, University of Michigan, USA.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016,
Room 3.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU
American Indians in the American Cultural Imagination
Americans are often willing to concede a debt to African American cultural traditions in music, dance, language, foodways. Less visible have been the ways that the indigenous has been equally foundational to American culture. From the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution to nineteenth century literary production; from proper childrearing to assertions of spiritual universality, Americans have observed, imagined, claimed, and performed "Indians" in order to explore a range of collective self-identities--even as they have dispossessed American Indian people of much of the North American continent. Rather than disappearing--as was long predicted--American Indian people have engaged such ideological expectations, actively participating in the shaping of American modernity for well over a century.
Fulbright Visitor on a joint initiative by La Trobe University, the Australian Catholic University, and Monash University