The Routledge Companion to Global Indigenous History presents exciting new innovations in the dynamic field of Indigenous global history while also outlining ethical, political, and practical research.
Indigenous histories are not merely concerned with the past but have resonances for the politics of the present and future, ranging across vast geographical distances and deep time periods. The volume starts with an introduction that explores definitions of Indigenous peoples, followed by six thematic sections which each have a global spread: European uses of history and the positioning of Indigenous people as history’s outsiders; their migrations and mobilities; colonial encounters; removals and diasporas; memory, identities, and narratives; deep histories and pathways towards future Indigenous histories that challenge the nature of the history discipline itself. This book illustrates the important role of Indigenous history and Indigenous knowledges for contemporary concerns, including climate change, spirituality and religious movements, gender negotiations, modernity and mobility, and the meaning of ‘nation’ and the ‘global’. Reflecting the state of the art in Indigenous global history, the contributors suggest exciting new directions in the field, examine its many research challenges and show its resonances for a global politics of the present and future.
This book is invaluable reading for students in both undergraduate and postgraduate Indigenous history courses.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part I: History’s Outsiders 2. European Uses of History 3. Theoretical Frontiers 4. Indigenous Peoples in Asia: A Long History 5. World Conservation and Genocidal Frontiers: Global Environmentalism, Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Humanity in the Early Twentieth Century Part II: Migrations and Mobilities 6. Indigenous Global Histories and Modern Human Origins 7. Singing to Ancestors: Respecting and Re-telling Stories Woven Through Ancient Ancestral Lands 8. The Case for Continuity of Human Occupation and Rock Art Production in the Kimberley, Australia 9. Voyagers from the Havai‘i Diaspora: Polynesian Mobility, 1760s–1850s 10. Walking the Indigenous City: Colonial Encounters at the Heart of Empire Part III: Colonial Encounters 11. Treatied Space: North American Indigenous Treaties in Global Context 12. Sámi Indigeneity in Nineteenth-Century Swedish and British Intellectual Debates 13. Language, Translation, and Transformation in Indigenous Histories 14. ‘The Case of Polly Indian’: Enslavement, Native Ancestry, and the Law in the British Caribbean 15. Rethinking the Colonial Encounter in the Age of Trauma Part IV: Removals and Diasporas 16. Sexual Removals: Indigenous Genders and Sexualities as Territory 17. Reimagining Home: Indian Removal, Native Storytelling, and the Search for Belonging 18. Because of Her We Can: Gender and Diaspora in Australian Exemption Policies 19. Damage and Dispossession: Indigenous People and Nuclear Weapons on Bikini Atoll and the Pitjantjatjara Lands, 1946 to 1988 20. The Bones of Our Mother: Adivasi Dispossession in an Indian State Part V: Memory, Identities, and Narratives 21. Indigenous Narratives, Separations, Denials and Memories: Moving Beyond Loss 22. Remembering Removal: Indigenous Narratives of Colonial Collecting Practices in the Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea) 23. Indigenous History and Identity in the Caribbean 24. Subttsasa Biehtsevuomátjistema: Recalling the Memories and Stories from Our Little Pine Forest 25. Assisting Indigenous Resistance through Secularism: Legal Limits to Christianisation in Canada (1867–1939) Part VI: Pathways Towards Future Indigenous Histories 26. Transmission’s End? Cataclysm and Chronology in Indigenous Oral Tradition 27. Archaeology, Hybrid Knowledge and Community Engagement in Africa: Thoughts on Decolonising Practice 28. Indigenous Photography as Subject and Method for Global History 29. African Literature as Indigenous History in South Africa’s ‘Decolonise the Curriculum’ Movement 30. Haptic History in Southeast Asia – Archiving the Past in Bodies and Landscapes 31. The Uses of History in Greenland 32. Yuraki – An Australian Aboriginal Perspective on Deep History 33. Deep History’s Digital Footprints
Ann McGrath is the WK Hancock Distinguished Professor of History at the Australian National University, an ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the Research Centre for Deep History.
Lynette Russell is an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at Monash University’s Indigenous Studies Centre and Deputy Director of the ARC’s Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage