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Contestations of Space: Developing a Twenty-First Century Indigenous Cartographic Practice

  • Gina D. Stuart-Richard
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Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Abstract

Although technology is changing the way maps are made and viewed, maps themselves are not a new invention. Throughout history, communities have made maps for a variety of purposes. For western cultures, the process of creating a map is primarily a political act, as maps are used to set boundaries and limits of governmental authority. In fact, mapping was one of the colonial tools used to establish European hegemony over the ‘New’ World and to systematically move land from Indigenous to European hands.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gina D. Stuart-Richard
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  1. 1.University of OklahomaNormanUSA

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