Towards A New Ethnohistory: Community-Engaged Scholarship...

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Author Carlson Et Al (Eds)
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"Towards a New Ethnohistory" engages respectfully in cross-cultural dialogue and interdisciplinary methods to co-create with Indigenous people a new, decolonized ethnohistory. This new ethnohistory reflects Indigenous ways of knowing and is a direct response to critiques of scholars who have for too long foisted their own research agendas onto Indigenous communities. Community-engaged scholarship invites members of the Indigenous community themselves to identify the research questions, host the researchers while they conduct the research, and participate meaningfully in the analysis of the researchers’ findings. The historical research topics chosen by the Stó:lō community leaders and knowledge keepers for the contributors to this collection range from the intimate and personal, to the broad and collective. But what principally distinguishes the analyses is the way settler colonialism is positioned as something that unfolds in sometimes unexpected ways within Stó:lō history, as opposed to the other way around. This collection presents the best work to come out of the world’s only graduate-level humanities-based ethnohistory field school. The blending of methodologies and approaches from the humanities and social sciences is a model of twenty-first century interdisciplinarity.

Table of Contents
Introduction Ch. 1 Kinship obligations to the Environment: Interpreting Stó:lō Xa:ls Stories of the Fraser Canyon Ch. 2 Relationships: A Study of Memory, Change, and Identity at a Place Called I:yem Ch. 3 Crossing Paths: Knowing and Navigating Routes of Access to Stó:lō Fishing Sites Ch. 4 Stó:lō Ancestral Names, Identity and the Politics of History Ch. 5 Disturbing the Dead: Diversity and Commonality Among the Stó:lō Ch. 6 Food as a Window into Stó:lō Tradition and Stó:lō-Newcomer Relation Ch. 7 ’Bringing Home all that has Left’: The Skulkane / Stalo Heritage Project and the Stó:lō Cultural Revival Ch. 8 Totem Tigers and Salish Sluggers: A History of Boxing in Stó:lō Territory, 1912-1985 Ch. 9 ’I was Born a Logger’: Stó:lō Identities Forged in the Forest Ch. 10 ’They are Always Looking for the Bad Stuff’: Listening with Fresh Ears to the History of Coqualeetza Indian School Ch. 11 Next Steps in Indigenous Community-Engaged Research: Supporting Research Self-Sufficiency in Indigenous Communities