Supporting Manuscript Translation in Library and Archival Collections: Toward Decolonial Translation Methods

  • Ellen CushmanEmail author


Using the example of the Cherokee syllabary, this chapter makes the case for the necessity of Decolonial translation methods to ensure that indigenous materials are archived in and on indigenous terms. Decolonial translation methods, Cushman points out, are designed to honor indigenous interpretations and representations of the past, and are continuous with ongoing language preservation efforts in indigenous communities.


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  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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