Violence over the Land: Lessons from the Early American West

Winner of the 2007 Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the 2006 William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America, Violence Over the Land “begins with the premise that too many histories written about the United States downplay the violence perpetrated by its citizens on native peoples.” (Harvard University Press)

Dr. Blackhawk teaches in the History and American Indian Studies Departments at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His areas of specialization and teaching interest include North American Indian history, culture, and identity from U.S. colonial to the 21st century; race and multiculturalism; comparative colonialisms; borderlands studies; and race and violence.

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The series is sponsored by the ASU American Indian Studies Program, ASU Department of English, ASU American Indian Policy Institute, ASU Labriola Center, and the Heard Museum.

Recorded on January 28, 2008 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. A video of the presentation, including Dr. Simon Ortiz’s introduction, is available from The Library Channel at ASU on iTunes U and the Internet Archive.

Speaker: Dr. Ned Blackhawk

Episode 68 Running Time: 55:31