Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Making of Colonial Shatter Zones

This is an interview with Dr Robbie Ethridge, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi. We discussed her research and work when she was visiting the University of Manitoba. Robbie gave two talks about her work on January 24 2013 entitled Global Capital, Violence, and the Making of a Colonial Shatter Zone and  January 25 The Contours of Contact: A Continental North American Perspective. She has written several books such as Creek Country: The Creek Country and Their World, 1796-1816 (2003), and From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715 (2010). Her current research is on the rise and fall of the Mississippian world which examines the rise of the world of the prehistoric Mississippian chiefdoms, the 700-year history of this world, and the collapse of this world with European contact. I certainly felt there were strong links to current events and we could learn a great deal by understanding this period of great urbanization and re-creation of traditions within Indigneous communities.

To Learn More (interview and Podcast)


Ouellette, Robert-Falcon. (Director) (2013 Feb 21). At the Edge of Canada: Indigenous Research. the Making of a Colonial Shatter Zone with Robbie Ethridge [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from 
Ouellette, Robert-Falcon, dir. "the Making of a Colonial Shatter Zone with Robbie Ethridge." At the Edge of Canada: Indigenous Research.. N.p., 21 Feb 2013. web. 21 Feb 2013. <

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