Aboriginal art and oral history in the colonial narrative

Zachary Blue

Abstract


Eurocentric conceptions of Indigenous history have long dominated the conversation around what constitutes ‘legitimate’ Aboriginality. This essay examines the hyper-scrutiny Aboriginal art and oral history forms are subject to, as well as the continual omission and manipulation of Aboriginal history as a reflection of the ongoing colonial process.


Keywords
oral history; Indigenous art; the colonial gaze


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1533

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