The theme of my collection of artifacts is: Manifest Progeny . Progeny is defined as: descendants or offspring regarded collectively. This is a play on words with Manifest Destiny. These artifacts in specific order, communicate that we are the progeny of a society that committed irreparable injustices against native populations. This westward invasion was relabeled as westward expansion under the blanket justification that the Christian god created American settlers to spread their “common good” across the land.
Please click the image to open a link to the transcript of speeches made by Cheif Joseph of the Nimipuu tribe.
Please follow along with the MP3 file by clicking the image below to access a transcript of Bill Moyer’s interview with acclaimed native writer, Sherman Alexie.
Courtesy of Bill Moyer and PBS
I’ve concluded this exhibit with a piece entitled “Ghost Dance” by Tommy Orange. Please view the embedded youtube video below.
Courtesey of Tommy Orange and Storycenter.org
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