Treaties to Land Back: A Survey of Indigenous History

Lecture Series Description: There are currently 574 federally recognized tribes and each Native nation has its own history and relations with the United States federal government. This ongoing relationship continues to develop and change as evidenced by recent US Supreme Court rulings on treaties, tribal sovereignty, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. "Treaties to Land Back" provides a survey of North American Indigenous nations, their relationships with the United States, and provides a focused discussion on Minnesota's place in this history.

Lecture Series Information: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:45 a.m., starting February 7, 2023, Online live session via Zoom.   

Lecture Series EducatorDr. Jacob Jurss is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Indigenous History at Macalester College. He is a scholar of early American and Indigenous history whose work focused on interactions in the upper Great Lakes between the Dakota and Ojibwe during the 18th and 19th century.

Fee for the series: $100.00 per person (this is a six-week series)

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Detailed Lecture Series Syllabus:

Feb. 7

A Vast Indigenous Continent: A Tour of North America

Feb. 14

Treaties to Constitutions: Origins of Federal Indian Law

Feb. 21

The Past Reverberates: Minnesota and the Dakota War of 1862

Feb. 28

Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and Forced Assimilation: 19th Century Federal Policy

Mar. 7

In Plain View: The Native American 20th Century

Mar. 14

Revitalization Rising: Land Ackowledgments, Land Back, and Decolonization