About The Repatriation Files

This blog is dedicated to conversations about Native American cultural sovereignty. In it, I share my travels to archives around the country, where I work to recover indigenous texts and discuss their meanings with members of the Native communities where they originated.

I am teacher and scholar of Native American literature at the University of Iowa. I have been working to repatriate American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations books and manuscripts for 15 years. My most recent book, Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) was honored with the James Russell Lowell Prize by the Modern Language Association. Much of my research during the past two years has been supported by a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.


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