Meeker Dam

February 9th, 2020

Bruce Braun turns to the underwater ruins of Meeker Dam to look into the histories and continuities of settler colonialism.

Bruce Braun draws upon the hauntological qualities of a post-industrial, Mississippi ghost: Meeker Dam, Minneapolis, taking the now largely underwater ruin as a lens through which to examine other histories—and presents—long-submerged: the dispossession of land and denial of indigenous sovereignty as a result of settler colonialism.