Contact No Contact

Geist - - Geist - Dun­can Mer­credi, Mał­gorzata Nowaczyk, Randy Fred, Steven Heighton

The term “contact” is used to de­scribe ini­tial en­coun­ters be­tween In­dige­nous peo­ples and Euro­pean ex­plor­ers, and it car­ries a special charge in ac­counts of North Amer­i­can his­tory.

The sto­ries here are a se­lec­tion from the project Contact No Contact, a gath­er­ing of per­sonal nar­ra­tives by In­dige­nous and set­tler con­trib­u­tors de­scrib­ing sig­nif­i­cant first con­tacts that brought new in­sights. These sto­ries are a liv­ing (and grow­ing) record that en­hances our un­der­stand­ing of the ex­pe­ri­ence and im­pact of “contact.”

For more sto­ries and in­for­ma­tion about the project visit contact-no­con­

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