The Routledge Companion to Global Indigenous History presents exciting new innovations in the dynamic field of Indigenous global history while also outlining ethical, political, and practical research.

Indigenous histories are not merely concerned with the past but have resonances for the politics of the present and future, ranging across vast geographical distances and deep time periods. The volume starts with an introduction that explores definitions of Indigenous peoples, followed by six thematic sections which each have a global spread: European uses of history and the positioning of Indigenous people as history’s outsiders; their migrations and mobilities; colonial encounters; removals and diasporas; memory, identities, and narratives; deep histories and pathways towards future Indigenous histories that challenge the nature of the history discipline itself. This book illustrates the important role of Indigenous history and Indigenous knowledges for contemporary concerns, including climate change, spirituality and religious movements, gender negotiations, modernity and mobility, and the meaning of ‘nation’ and the ‘global’. Reflecting the state of the art in Indigenous global history, the contributors suggest exciting new directions in the field, examine its many research challenges and show its resonances for a global politics of the present and future.

This book is invaluable reading for students in both undergraduate and postgraduate Indigenous history courses.

chapter 1|30 pages

History's Outsiders?

Global Indigenous Histories
ByAnn McGrath, Lynette Russell

part I|105 pages

A global perspective

chapter 2|23 pages

European uses of history

ByHenning Trüper

chapter 3|30 pages

Theoretical frontiers

ByBen Silverstein

chapter 4|25 pages

Indigenous peoples in Asia

A long history
ByRobert Cribb

chapter 5|25 pages

World conservation and genocidal frontiers

Global environmentalism, settler colonialism, and Indigenous humanity in the early twentieth century
ByFiona Paisley

part II|119 pages

Migrations and mobilities

chapter 6|26 pages

Indigenous global histories and modern human origins

ByMartin Porr

chapter 7|29 pages

Singing to ancestors

Respecting and re-telling stories woven through ancient ancestral lands
ByPaulette Steeves

chapter 8|27 pages

The case for continuity of human occupation and rock art production in the Kimberley, Australia

ByPeter Veth, Sam Harper, Kane Ditchfield, Sven Ouzman, Balanggarra Aboriginal

chapter 9|20 pages

Voyagers from the Havai‘i diaspora

Polynesian mobility, 1760s–1850s
ByKate Fullagar

chapter 10|15 pages

Walking the Indigenous city

Colonial encounters at the heart of empire
ByColl Thrush

part III|106 pages

Colonial encounters

chapter 11|20 pages

Treatied space

North American Indigenous treaties in a global context
ByJoy Porter

chapter 12|23 pages

Sámi indigeneity in nineteenth-century Swedish and British intellectual debates

ByLinda Andersson Burnett

chapter 13|23 pages

Language, translation, and transformation in Indigenous histories

ByLaura Rademaker

chapter 14|20 pages

‘The case of Polly Indian’

Enslavement, Native ancestry, and the law in the British Caribbean
ByBrooke N. Newman

chapter 15|18 pages

Rethinking the colonial encounter in the Age of Trauma

ByTaylor Spence

part IV|101 pages

Removals and diasporas

chapter 16|14 pages

Sexual removals

Indigenous genders and sexualities as territory
ByManuela L. Picq

chapter 17|20 pages

Reimagining home

Indian removal, Native storytelling, and the search for belonging
ByGregory D. Smithers

chapter 18|20 pages

‘Because of her, we can’

Gender and diaspora in Australian exemption policies
ByLucinda Aberdeen, Katherine Ellinghaus, Kella Robinson, Judi Wickes

chapter 19|24 pages

Damage and dispossession

Indigenous people and nuclear weapons on Bikini Atoll and the Pitjantjatjara lands, 1946 to 1988
ByHeather Goodall

chapter 20|21 pages

The bones of our mother

Adivasi dispossession in an Indian state
ByDevleena Ghosh

part V|104 pages

Memory, identities, and narratives

chapter 21|14 pages

Indigenous narratives, separations, denials, and memories

Moving beyond loss
ByLynette Russell

chapter 22|19 pages

Remembering removal

Indigenous narratives of colonial collecting practices in the Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea)
ByChris Urwin

chapter 23|24 pages

Indigenous history and identity in the Caribbean

ByB.W. Higman

chapter 24|26 pages

Subttsasa Biehtsevuomátjistema

Recalling the memories and stories from our little pine forest
ByMay-Britt Öhman

chapter 25|19 pages

Assisting Indigenous resistance through secularism

Legal limits to Christianisation in Canada (1867–1939)
ByClaude Gélinas

part VI|190 pages

Pathways towards future Indigenous histories

chapter 26|32 pages

Transmission's end?

Cataclysm and chronology in Indigenous oral tradition
ByChris Ballard

chapter 27|26 pages

Archaeology, hybrid knowledge, and community engagement in Africa

Thoughts on decolonising practice
ByPaul Lane

chapter 28|22 pages

Indigenous photography as subject and method for global history

ByOliver Haag

chapter 31|32 pages

The uses of history in Greenland

ByClaire McLisky, Kirstine Eiby Møller

chapter 32|14 pages

Yuraki – an Australian Aboriginal perspective on deep history

ByJohn Maynard

chapter 33|23 pages

Deep history's digital footprints

ByAnn McGrath