Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work Of Massasoit


Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work Of Massasoit
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"This e-book is located inside the terrain of intense debate over the position and displacement of monuments to tough histories. Installed in Plymouth in 1921 to commemorate the Tercentenary of the touchdown of the Pilgrims, Cyrus Dallin’s statue Massasoit used to be meant to memorialize the Pokanoket Massasoit (chief) 8smeeqan as a welcoming diplomat and player within the legendary first Thanksgiving. But Massasoit didn’t stay handiest in Plymouth. Lisa Blee and Jean O’Brien monitor the bodily and narrative mobility of Massasoit via its inception and its motion to a large number of places in the USA to remove darkness from how Massasoit’s attachment to nationwide origins did and didn’t transfer with the installations. The ancient reminiscence surrounding Massasoit suggests each the wealthy attainable of Indigenous public historians to interfere in sanitized nationwide narratives of origins, and the tactics through which this historical past is commodified. Can Massasoit steered audience to reckon with … the structural violence of settler colonialism in commemorative landscapes, or does it additional entrench celebratory narratives of nationwide origins?"

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