Meskonsing-Kansan

March 9th, 2020

Considering Indigenous land and the (colonial) Anthropocene in the territory between the Wisconsin and Kansas rivers and glaciations.

Field Guide 01

Meskonsing-Kansan is a field guide produced by Rozalinda Borcilă and Nicholas Brown with Lance Foster that, considers Indigenous land and the (colonial) Anthropocene in the territory between what are known today as the Wisconsin and Kansas rivers and the Wisconsinan and Kansan glaciations. This territory can be defined in terms of Indigenous removals, refusals, returns, and resurgence, particularly among the Ho-Chunk, Meskwaki, Iowa, and Kickapoo Nations. Meskoning-Kansan reveals how the land has been physically transformed by glaciers and colonization alike, and also by narratives and counter-narratives of glaciation and settlement. Meskonsing-Kansan focuses on Iowa homelands between the rivers and glacial edges.