The Many Lives of Justiniano Roxas: The Centenarian Fantasy in American History and Memory

Authors document the life the Californian Indigenous man purported to be 121 years old and "last of his race" in 1873 and contemplate what can be learned from investigating the true stories of Indigenous centenarians; discusses the discourse of extinction surrounding centenarians, and the role it plays in the imagination of settler culture.
Boyd Cothran
Martin Rizzo
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NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, vol. 5, no. 1, Spring, 2018, pp. 168-204
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Articles -- Scholarly, peer reviewed
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