Margaret Connell-Szasz, “A’ Ghàidhealtachd and the North American West”
Abstract: Sacred land of stories and mythological heroes shaped these indigenous peoples—Gael and Native North American; kinship molded their societies. Resisting colonialism, they shifted the balance of power between Highlands-Lowlands and West-East. Romantic depictions of their regions reshaped other nations’ perceptions of Scotland and North America. These regions symbolize the universality among diverse peoples.
Abstract: B’ e tìr sheunta nan sgeulachdan agus nan gaisgeach uirsgeulach a dhealbhaich na daoine d?thchasach seo—an Gàidheal agus an T?sanach Ameireaganach; càirdeas a chruthaich an cinidhean. A’strì ri ughdarrasan cèin, ghluais a’ chumhachd eadar a’ Ghàidhealtachd is a Ghallgachd agus eadar an Taoch Siar is an Taobh Sear. Chaid beathdan dh?thchannan eile orra a stèidheachadh air ìomhaighean romansach de dh’Alba is de dh’Ameireaga a Tuath. Than a sgirean seo mar shamhla air coitcheannas am measg shluaghan eadar-mheasgte.
David W. Grua, “’In Memory of the Chief Big Foot Massacre’: The Wounded Knee Survivors and the Politics of Memory”
Abstract: In 1903 the survivors of Wounded Knee erected a monument “In Memory of the Chief Big Foot Massacre” of 1890. The obelisk emerged from the Lakotas’ engagement with the politics of memory, as they protested the official memory—the narrative accepted by the government and dominant society—of the “Battle of Wounded Knee” in compensation claims and in their memorial practices.
Benjamin Lindquist, “Testimony of the Senses: Latter-day Saints and the Civilized Soundscape”
Abstract: Settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints employed sound to colonize the Great Salt Lake Basin, audibly establishing control over a putatively inhospitable territory and its native inhabitants. The Mormons used sound as an element of colonization and to eventually project their own “civilized” status back to America’s East Coast.