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The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:30pm to 2pm

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Seminar with Professor Ned Blackhawk

All members of the Reed community are welcome to attend, and lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, please fill out this online RSVP form by March 25. Seminar participants are encouraged to read the introduction to Blackhawk’s The Rediscovery of America, available digitally via JSTOR (requires Reed login).

Ned Blackhawk is the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where he is the faculty coordinator for the Yale Group for the Study of Native America. Blackhawk is an enrolled member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada. He is graduate of McGill University and holds graduate degrees in history from UCLA and the University of Washington.

Blackhawk is the author or co-editor of four books in Native American and Indigenous history, including Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West, which won seven professional awards, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the most significant first book in U.S. history, awarded by the Organization of American Historians. His most recent book, The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History won the 2023 National Book Award in Nonfiction, among many other honors.

Open to Reed community members only.

Sponsored by the Wallace T. MacCaffrey Fund, the history department, and the Office for Institutional Diversity, with support from CRES, American Studies, and anthropology.

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