Archival absence: The burden of history
Women's and Gender Studies
The Miami Nation of Indians remains on their homelands in what is now considered the state of Indiana in the USA. Settler colonial histories obfuscate their continued presence. The absence of indigenous histories in public history institutions, such as archives, complete the erasure of indigenous peoples not carried out through the physical violence of settling. I propose marking archival absence as a tactical response to the epistemic violence of settler archives.
Link to Published Version
Falzetti, A. G. (2015). Archival absence: The burden of history. Settler Colonial Studies, 5(2), 128–144. doi:10.1080/2201473X.2014.957258