In celebration and solidarity for our Native American community, we have created a display highlighting materials in our collections created by Indigenous authors! The display focuses on poetry and works of fiction created by Native American authors.
Some of these titles include award – winning books like The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich and The Absolutely True Story of a Part – Time Indian by Sherman Alexie alongside highly acclaimed works of poetry in When the Light Was Subdued, our Songs Came Through by Joy Harjo. The display will be in the library for the entire month of November in honor of National Native American Heritage Month in celebration of influential Indigenous stories.
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to visit the library to learn about Native American Heritage and the Native American authors with their works on display. We also invite the Oxford community to acknowledge the Indigenous Muscogee Creek people that cultivated the land where Emory’s Oxford and Atlanta campuses are located. As such we would like to highlight the Emory land acknowledgment:
Emory University acknowledges the Muscogee (Creek) people who lived, worked, produced knowledge on, and nurtured the land where Emory’s Oxford and Atlanta campuses are now located. In 1821, fifteen years before Emory’s founding, the Muscogee were forced to relinquish this land. We recognize the sustained oppression, land dispossession, and involuntary removals of the Muscogee and Cherokee peoples from Georgia and the Southeast. Emory seeks to honor the Muscogee Nation and other Indigenous caretakers of this land by humbly seeking knowledge of their histories and committing to respectful stewardship of the land.