White birch, red hawthorn : a memoir / Nora Murphy.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452954202; 1452954208; 9781452954196; 1452954194.Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- Minnesota | Eviction -- Minnesota | Eviction -- IrelandAdditional physical formats: Print version:: White birch, red hawthorn.DDC classification: 323.1197/0776 Other classification: BIO002000 | HIS036090 | SOC021000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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""This is conquered land." The Dakota woman's words, spoken at a community meeting in St. Paul, struck Nora Murphy forcefully. Her own Irish great-great grandparents, fleeing the potato famine, had laid claim to 160 acres in a virgin maple grove in Minnesota. That her dispossessed ancestors' homestead, The Maples, was built upon another, far more brutal dispossession is the hard truth underlying White Birch, Red Hawthorn, a memoir of Murphy's search for the deeper connections between this contested land and the communities who call it home. In twelve essays, each dedicated to a tree significant to Minnesota, Murphy tells the story of the grove that, long before the Irish arrived, was home to three Native tribes: the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk. She notes devastating strategies employed by the U.S. government to wrest the land from the tribes, but also revisits iconic American tales that subtly continue to promote this displacement--the Thanksgiving story, the Paul Bunyan myth, and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books. Murphy travels to Ireland to search out another narrative long hidden--that of her great-great-grandmother's transformative journey from North Tipperary to The Maples. In retrieving these stories, White Birch, Red Hawthorn uncovers lingering wounds of the past--and the possibility that, through connection to this suffering, healing can follow. The next step is simple, Murphy tells us: listen"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Stranded -- Old Stories -- The Cedars -- The Crab Apple -- The Pines -- American Chestnut -- The Elm -- Conquest in the Maples -- The Maples -- Wild Rice -- White Birch -- Potato -- Coming Home -- Red Hawthorn -- The Chokecherry -- The Crab Apple -- Acknowledgments -- Resources and Further Reading.
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