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The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Douglas Hunter
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9781469634401, 1469634406, 9781469634418
Contents
  • A lost Portuguese explorer's American boulder
  • First impressions and first arrivals: colonists encounter Dighton Rock
  • Altogether ignorant: denying an indigenous provenance and constructing gothicism
  • Multiple migrations: esotericism, Beringia, and Native Americans as Tartar hordes
  • Stones of power: Edward Augustus Kendall's esoteric case for Dighton Rock's indigeneity
  • Colonization's new epistemology: American archaeology and the road to the Trail of Tears
  • Vinland imagined: the Norsemen and the gothicists claim Dighton Rock
  • Shingwauk's reading: Dighton Rock and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's troubled ethnology
  • Reversing Dighton Rock's polarity: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the American Ethnological Society, and the Grave Creek Stone
  • Meaningless scribblings: Edmund Burke Delabarre, lazy Indians, and the Corte-Real theory
  • American place-making: Dighton Rock as a Portuguese relic
  • The stone's place: Dighton Rock Museum and narratives of power.
Description
324 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-308) and index.
Technical Details
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