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The Role of Church & State in Native Displacement in West MI : Settler Colonialism in Grand Rapids Part II

Last month we posted a piece that names the founding of Grand Rapids as a manifestation of Settler Colonialism. We pointed out that Native communities that lived along the Washtanong, what Settler Colonialists now call the Grand River. We also pointed … Continue reading

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More White Lies: Grand Rapids and Settler Colonialism

Last week, we began a new section for the Grand Rapids People’s History Project, entitled Lies Across Grand Rapids. The purpose behind this part of the larger project is to provide a critical look at historical landmarks and how they … Continue reading

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