Chadwick Allen Talk: Earthworks in Transit: Indigenous Mound Building in the 20th and 21st Centuries

In the twenty-first century, large-scale Indigenous mound building has been reactivated in what is now Oklahoma, where so many mound-building and mound-stewarding peoples were forcibly relocated in the nineteenth century. However, the building of contemporary earthworks is neither confined to the twenty-first century nor Oklahoma. In the twentieth century, during the height of the Red Power Movement, a version of the Serpent Mound, located in what is now southern Ohio, was built on Coast Salish lands in what is now Seattle, Washington. In this talk, Chadwick Allen, author of Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts, asks what it might mean for Indigenous earthworks to be literally in transit in the 20th and 21st centuries—on the move, as it were, across the North American continent.

Come along for this illuminating talk!

When: Monday, November 27, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (for the talk)
Where: First Nations Longhouse


There will be a small reception (with food) after the talk, if you intend to attend that please RSVP here.