Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit

by Lisa Blee BA and Jean M. O’Brien

Lisa Blee BA ’02 and coauthor Jean M. O’Brien examine the complex history of Cyrus Dallin’s statue Massasoit, originally conceived as a memorial to the landing of the pilgrims in Plymouth, and investigate the bizarre duplications and proliferations of the work that later occurred. The statue’s history is used to draw parallels to the ways in which the historical memory of Indigenous people is commodified and consumed. University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 288 pages.