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How is our incoherence in the face of the Historical Axis germane to our experience of being "a phenomenon without
analog"? A sample list of codes mapped out by an American subject's historical axis might include rights
or entitlements; here even Native Americans provide categories for the record when one thinks of how the
Iroquois constitution, for example, becomes the U.S. constitution. Sovereignty is also included, whether a state is one the
subject left behind, or as in the case of American Indians, one taken by force and dint of broken treaties.
White supremacy has made good use of the Indian subject's positionality, one that fortifies and extends the interlocutory life
of America as a coherent (albeit imperial) idea because treaties are forms of articulation - discussions brokered between two groups are presumed to possess the same
category of historical currency, sovereignty. The code of sovereignty can have a past and future history, if you will excuse
the oxymoron, when one considers that 150 Native American tribes have applied to the Bureau of Indian
Affairs for sovereign r...
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This document was uploaded on 03/26/2014.
- Spring '14