Calendar

E.g., 10/22/2014
E.g., 10/22/2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Blackfoot Country: The Creation of the Northwest Plains Borderlands, 1821-1855

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

During the early 19th century, the Blackfoot peoples of what is now Alberta and Montana lived at the juncture of growing British and American fur trade empires. This essay explores the many ways the Blackfeet used this borderlands position to manipulate and shape the colonial projects expanding into their homelands.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Between Past and Presence: Settler Masculine Imaginings and Settler-Indigenous Encounters in Waawayeyaattanong (Detroit), 1871-1922

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

During the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries, elite white men were on a quest to define their masculinity, race and their claim to Detroit as a modern place. And indigeneity was the medium through which the processes of modernization occurred. In this chapter, I argue that elite whites deployed indigeneity to both memorialize and erase Indigenous people from Detroit.