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Speaker: Ned Blackhawk (Yale University)
A member of the Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada, Blackhawk is a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where he coordinates the Yale Group for the Study of Native America. He is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (Harvard, 2006), a study of the American Great Basin, which garnered numerous professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the organization of American Historians. In his lecture, he will examine approaches to the study of genocide in native North America. He will chart the increased attention to the indigenous genocide in Canadian history and explore the reasons for the ongoing erasure of the subject in the study of U.S. history.
Keynote Lecture for a Special Symposium of the Strassler Center
With the generous support of Ellen Carno ’79 and Neil Leifer ’76