American Indian Studies

Recent AIS Faculty Publications

May 9, 2018

Burkhart Andrews Portraits
Brian Burkhart (left) and Scott Andrews

AIS Director Brian Burkhart and Professor Scott Andrews each have publications in the latest issue of Transmotion, an online journal of native studies. Dr. Andrews is the guest editor of the issue, and his introduction states the issue's theme: "Red Readings: Decolonization through Native-centric Responses to Non-native Literature and Film." Dr. Burkhart's contribution is a hyrbid essay (a mixture of fiction, history, and philosophy) titled "On the Mysterious 1831 Manuscript, or Jisdu Fixes John Locke's Two Treatises on Civil Government." Jisdu (Rabbit) is the Cherokee trickster, and Dr. Burkhart's essay imagines Rabbit making important changes to Locke's famous book. That book provided the philosophical foundation for the British and American governments' theft of native land. Click on the titles for the link to read the essays.