Join SAR President Michael F. Brown for a book talk with SAR board member Ned Blackhawk, as they discuss Blackhawk’s newest book, The Rediscovery of America: American Indians and the Unmaking of U.S. History (Yale University Press, 2022).
“A sweeping, important, revisionist work of American history that places Native Americans front and center.” —New York Times Book Review
Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a professor of history and American Studies at Yale University where he is the faculty director for the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, the Native American Language Project, and the Yale Group for the Study of Native America. He served on the faculty from 1999 to 2009 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earning tenure in 2005. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Washington and is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West (Harvard, 2006), a study of the American Great Basin that garnered half a dozen professional prizes. He has published nearly two dozen articles, chapters, and/or review essays, including state-of-the-field essays for the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. In addition to serving in professional associations and on the editorial boards of American Quarterly and Ethnohistory, Professor Blackhawk has led the establishment of two fellowships, one for American Indian Students to attend the Western History Association’s annual conference, the other for doctoral students working on American Indian Studies dissertations at Yale named after Henry Roe Cloud. Professor Blackhawk was the Katrin H. Lamon resident scholar at SAR in 1996-97 and a SAR short seminar participant in 2004.