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The Newberry Library
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Native American and Indigenous Studies, American Indian History, Public History, Memory Studies
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About Me

Rose Miron is the Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She holds a BA in History and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her research explores broadly explores Indigenous public history and public memory in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions of the United States, and she is particularly invested in place-based histories. Her first book, “Indigenous Archival Activism: Reclaiming and Recovering Native History in the Mohican Tribal Archive and Beyond” is forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press in Spring 2024. The project is based in close collaboration with the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation since 2010 and highlights one tribe’s efforts to recover historical materials from settler colonial museums and archives and reclaim their right to represent their own history. Prior to joining the Newberry, she served as the Program Manager for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. Her current project is a multifaceted public humanities initiative about the Indigenous history of Chicago. In collaboration with several scholars and a community advisory group, the project will include an exhibition and digital mapping site, as well as curricular resources and new community oral histories.

Recent Publications

“Fighting for the Tribal Bible: Mohican Politics of Self-Representation and Repatriation,” Native American and Indigenous Studies, Volume 5, Issue 2. Spring 2019.

“Statues, National Monuments, and Settler-Colonialism: Connections between Public History and Policy in the Wake of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante,” National Council on Public History Blog: History@Work, December 18, 2017,

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Race