New book on power of storytelling has chapter featuring Chief of Coquille Tribe

A review of the new book “Stories Are Weapons” by Annalee Newitz includes a chapter that focuses on a project headed  by Chief Jason Younker. That chapter, titled “History is a Gift,” highlights “the importance of archives like the Southwest Oregon Research Project, or SWORP. Beginning in 1995, Jason Younker, Coquille tribal chief and anthropologist, and his colleagues began pulling out of national archives any and all material related to the Coquille nation and constructing an alternative archive, one that takes “the fantasy out of history,” in Newitz’s words…”


New Republic – June 27, 2024

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