This seminar is a forum for the interdisciplinary study of the indigenous peoples and cultures of the Americas. It features scholarship on topics both pre- and post-contact, from deep archaeology to contemporary politics and culture, as well as the implications of such work for law, education, environmental policy, and public memory.


Upcoming Events

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Past Events 2018 - 19

Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University
First Nations, First Wave Petitioners: The Native Petitioning Surge in North America, 1800-1850
Allan Downey, McMaster University
Indigenous Brooklyn: The Nexus of Ironworking, Urban History, and Haudenosaunee Nationhood
Robert Anderson, Harvard Law School
The United States Supreme Court and Indian Nations: What Do the Modern Cases Reveal About Key Issues in Indian Country?
Natalie Mueller, Cornell University
Growing Lost Crops: Experimental Insights into Plant Domestication by Indigenous Societies in Eastern North America
Philip Deloria, Harvard University
Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract
Joseph Gone, Harvard University
“The Thing Happened as He Wished”: Recovering an American Indian Cultural Psychology
Blythe George, Harvard University
Tribal Lands, Tribal Men, & Tribal Responsibilities: How Fathers with Criminal Records Find Work On and Off-Reservation
Manulani Aluli Meyer, University of Hawai'i, West Oahu
Indigenous Epistemology: Spirit Revealed