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Lucky Joe's Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson ed. by Fred Bartenstein, and: Roots Music in America: Collected Writings of Joe Wilson ed. by Fred Bartenstein (review)

Lucky Joe's Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson ed. by Fred... Book Reviews 193 These Hills outdoor historical pageant. The author then discusses memory for - mation in Oklahoma before ending with the establishment of the National Park Ser vice’s Trail of Tears National Historic Trail in 1987. While a more recent development, Denson argues that the interpretation along the trail still places the Trail of Tears in the past without any reference to con temporary po liti cal concerns. Denson explores infrequently used primary sources such as tourist book- lets, commemoration- commission planning notes, and roads and trails rec- ords for the National Park Ser vice. e b Th ook is groundbreaking in effectively presenting how Native people crafted narratives alongside white narratives; however, it does not deal heavi ly in the politics of the creation of historical sites and sites of commemoration. A more thorough vocabulary in public his- tory would have allowed for a more adequate examination of t hese sites as spaces where real p eople have shaped the histories displayed rather than just large institutional forces shaping the stories told there. Mattea V. Sanders University of North Carolina Lucky Joe’s Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson . Edited by Fred Bartenstein. (Knoxville: University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies West Virginia University Press

Lucky Joe's Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson ed. by Fred Bartenstein, and: Roots Music in America: Collected Writings of Joe Wilson ed. by Fred Bartenstein (review)

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West Virginia University Press
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West Virginia University Press
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1940-5057

Abstract

Book Reviews 193 These Hills outdoor historical pageant. The author then discusses memory for - mation in Oklahoma before ending with the establishment of the National Park Ser vice’s Trail of Tears National Historic Trail in 1987. While a more recent development, Denson argues that the interpretation along the trail still places the Trail of Tears in the past without any reference to con temporary po liti cal concerns. Denson explores infrequently used primary sources such as tourist book- lets, commemoration- commission planning notes, and roads and trails rec- ords for the National Park Ser vice. e b Th ook is groundbreaking in effectively presenting how Native people crafted narratives alongside white narratives; however, it does not deal heavi ly in the politics of the creation of historical sites and sites of commemoration. A more thorough vocabulary in public his- tory would have allowed for a more adequate examination of t hese sites as spaces where real p eople have shaped the histories displayed rather than just large institutional forces shaping the stories told there. Mattea V. Sanders University of North Carolina Lucky Joe’s Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wilson . Edited by Fred Bartenstein. (Knoxville: University

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West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional StudiesWest Virginia University Press

Published: Feb 9, 2018

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