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On Dec 4, Coll Thrush talks ‘Native Seattle’

On Wednesday, December 4, Coll Thrush will give a talk at the Olympic Sculpture park at 7 pm. The talk will be on representations of indigenous life in Seattle’s civic imagery, art and monuments, and look at issues raised by the use of First Nations icons in the Vancouver Olympics of 2010.

Thrush is the author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place (University of Washington Press) and the co-editor of and co-editor of Phantom Pasts, Indigenous Presence: Native American Ghosts and Hauntings in North American History and Culture (University of Nebraska Press) (which sounds fitting for this Halloweek!). He is currently a visiting fellow at the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London and an Eccles Fellow in North American Studies at the British Library, working on “Indigenous London,” a history of that city through the experiences of indigenous persons from the British Empire’s territories. He is an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia.

Photo courtesy of The University of Washington