Washington Post: ‘We’re searching to reclaim what was lost’: In museum archives, a tribe urgently seeks proof of its past

Washington Post: ‘We’re searching to reclaim what was lost’: In museum archives, a tribe urgently seeks proof of its past. “Their ancestors fled the Trail of Tears and found refuge nearly 200 years ago on an island on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. But now that home on Isle de Jean Charles is slipping into the sea, a consequence of coastal erosion, subsidence and climate change. Frequent floods and increasingly ferocious storms have washed away heirlooms, destroyed houses, scattered families. Once more, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians face displacement. This time, though, they aim to confront it on their own terms.”

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