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The Newberry Library
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American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Public History, 20th Century U.S. History, Memory Studies, Archival 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 with a minor in Spanish and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her research explores Indigenous interventions in public history within the Northeast and the Great Lakes regions, as well as American Indian sovereignty and activism in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a manuscript project tentatively titled “Indigenous Archival Activism: Reclaiming and Recovering Native History in the Mohican Tribal Archive and Beyond.” The project is based in close collaboration with the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation since 2011 and explores how Native people use archives to change the way Indigenous history is accessed and produced. Prior to joining the Newberry, she served as the Program Manager for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, and continues to serve on their Research Advisory Council and contribute to their ongoing digital archival project.

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
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Race