Lelièvre's keen insight reveals that 'mobility' was a favored trope of missionaries and government agents determined to turn seasonally shifting harvesters into peasants tied to a small plot of land. In fact, the missionaries and government agents were the truly mobile ones, moving every few years to a different post. The book unsettles conventional views of both the Mi'kmaw economy and white political actions.
—Alice Beck Kehoe, author of A Passion for the True and Just: Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal
A refreshing take on postcolonial archaeological land-use research. Lelièvre moves beyond the familiar neo-evolutionary goals of twentieth-century archaeology to more fully situate real Mi'kmaw lives with a new understanding of their varied responses to several centuries of profound political, religious, and social change. Unsettling Mobility
exemplifies a welcome, more socially aware, and less bounded style of archaeology.
—George Nicholas, editor of Being and Becoming Indigenous Archaeologists