Proclaiming one’s existence, appealing against removal: Samuel W. Rose, Richard A. Rose, ‘Outside the Rules: Invisible American Indians in New York State’, Wicazo Sa Review, 30, 2, 2015, pp. 56-76
Abstract: The purpose of this essay is, through an examination of the academic literature, to showcase what indigenous populations are known to have existed in the twentieth century (and into the present) in New York State beyond the officially recognized tribes. This essay thus discusses the nonrecognized indigenous communities within the state, and places a particular focus on the role that scholars have in shaping indigenous identity in relation to the colonial apparatus. It serves to bring back into the discussion of indigenous peoples those communities that for so many years have existed outside of mainstream discourse and consciousness, and outside of the existing colonial legal structure and its processes of recognition.
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