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Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History

Gilder Lehrman Center's 15th Annual International Conference
November 15-16, 2013

Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut


Participant Biographies

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Tribal Welcome
  • Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, The Mohegan Tribe
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Welcome Remarks
  • David W. Blight, Yale University
  • Ned Blackhawk, Yale University
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Coffee Break
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.Native Northeast and the Algonquian Diaspora
  • Lisa Brooks, Amherst College
  • Christine DeLucia, Mount Holyoke College
  • Jace Weaver, University of Georgia
  • Moderator: Kevin McBride, Mashantucket Pequot Museum

    VIDEO

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Lunch (Special Session with Tall Oak)
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.Indigenous Slavery in the American South
  • Samuel Moyn, Professor of History, Columbia University
  • Robbie Ethridge, University of Mississippi
  • Rachel Purvis, Yale University and Melinda Miller, United States Naval Academy
  • Fay Yarbrough, Rice University
  • Moderator: Alejandra Dubcovsky, Yale University

    VIDEO

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.Coffee and Registration
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Disciplinary Paternalism
  • Joseph Gone, University of Michigan
  • Beth Piatote, University of California-Berkeley
  • Debbie Reese, American Indian in Children's Literature
  • John Mack Faragher, Yale University

    VIDEO

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch (Special Session: Teaching Native American History)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Native Activism and Incarceration
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Luanna Ross, University of Washington
  • Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator for Canada
  • Moderator: Theodore Van Alst, Yale University

    VIDEO

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.Coffee Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.Concluding Roundtable: New Directions in the Field
  • Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
  • Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska
  • Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona
  • Ned Blackhawk, Yale University
  • Moderator: David W. Blight, Yale University

    VIDEO


Banner images (left to right): "Prisoners take to Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Florida, 1875," Richard Pratt Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Catlin, George. Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. 7th Edition (1848),"Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; "Alcatraz," Art Kane, photographer, courtesy Art Kane Archive, www.artkane.com.