Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West

Heather Dorries, Robert Henry, David Hugill, Julie Tomiak, and Tyler McCreary



While cities like Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Saskatoon, Rapid City, Edmonton, Missoula, Regina, and Tulsa are places where Indigenous marginalization has been most acute, they have also long been sites of Indigenous placemaking and resistance to settler colonialism. Settler City Limits addresses urban struggles involving Anishinabek, Cree, Creek, Dakota, Flathead, Lakota, and Métis peoples. Collectively, these studies showcase how Indigenous people in the city resist ongoing processes of colonial dispossession and create spaces for themselves and their families. Working at intersections of Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, urban studies, geography, and sociology, this book examines how the historical and political conditions of settler colonialism have shaped urban development in the Canadian Prairies and American Great Plains. Settler City Limits frames cities as Indigenous spaces and places, both in terms of the historical geographies of the regions in which they are embedded and with respect to ongoing struggles for land, life, and self-determination.

ISBN 9781611863376
List price $34.95
Publisher Michigan State University Press
Year of publication 2019