2019 Davis Lecture

The 2019 Annual Davis Lecture

Settler Uprising: Recovering the Indigenous Origins of the American Revolution

Professor Ned Blackhawk

Thursday, October 24 | 7:15 pm | Brooks-Rogers Auditorium


Professor Ned Blackhawk

Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University and has written widely in the field of American Indian and U.S. history. He is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (2006) which won several professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the most significant first book in U.S. history. He has published numerous state of the field essays, anthology chapters, and articles in a variety of journals, volumes, and newspapers, including The New York Times Book Review. His co-authored publications include the co-edited anthology, Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the Legacy of Franz Boas (2018); a special issue of Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2018); and a “Brief for Amici Curiae Historians and Legal Scholars,” submitted in 2015 to the Supreme Court of the United States in “Dollar General Corp. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.” His talk is drawn from his current project, The Rediscovery of America: American Indians and the Unmaking of U.S. History, an interpretive synthesis of American Indian history that  analyzes the many ways that the study of Native America has revolutionized the study of the American past.