Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire
Coll Thrush presents the Annual Sonia Galletti Memorial Lecture. Indigenous London is a history of London framed through the experiences of Indigenous people who traveled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Stories of Inuit captives in the 1570s, Cherokee delegations in the 1760s, Hawaiian royals in the 1820s, and more - as well as the memory of these travelers in present-day communities - show the ways in which London is one ground of Indigenous history and settler colonialism.
Image credit: America Meredith (Cherokee), London Calling 1762 (2012)