Presentation: Performing Relationships with Archived Objects
American Indian Objects in Archives
Despite years of activism, many archives and archivists still fail to understand Indigenous ways of knowing and being in the world. Many Indigenous worldviews feature "persons" in the form of plants, animals, spirits, and objects with whom humans can relate. By contrasting cousin objects in two archival repositories, this talk examines how members of the Tvlwv Pvlvcekolv Muskogee Creek Native American Indian community perform relationality with object persons, and the implications for archival practice. Please join us to hear Folklife Archivist Ryan Koons share his research on Monday, 11/18/19 during free hour in the Library Gallery.