Once the center of a vast empire, London is also a modern metropolis of bewildering complexity and diversity. How has it looked to outsiders, especially its colonial subjects? Presenting accounts spanning the past 400 years, Coll Thrush offers an imaginative vision of the city as seen by Indigenous people who traveled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. Some, like the Powhatan noblewoman Pocahontas, are familiar; others, like an Odawa boy held as a prisoner of war, have almost been lost to history. In drawing together their stories, Thrush also illustrates how these travelers helped London become a global, imperial city.
Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire
Author: Coll Thrush.