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OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
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WHY A HISTORIAN?

OAH Distinguished Lecturers are scholars and storytellers, uniquely qualified to bring historical context to some of today's most provocative issues. They engage audiences, sharing their insights and research on the defining moments and stories of our nation's past that influence and inform our world today.

The Distinguished Lectureship Program offers Virtual OAH Lectures (custom-recorded or live with Q&A) and traditional in-person OAH Distinguished Lectures.

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Featured Lecturer

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Frederick E. Hoxie

Fred Hoxie is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was formerly the Swanlund Professor of History, Law, and American Indian Studies. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served as a consultant both to Indian tribes and government agencies. His current research focuses on American Indian and indigenous political activism in the United States and beyond. His publications include A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians (1984); Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995); Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive...
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Featured Lecture

Images of Native Americans in U.S. Historical Writing and Teaching

An overview of how historians in the United States have understood and described indigenous peoples. This review reveals the conflict between intellectual growth and popular intransigence and suggests how the Native American story might be told in a multicultural nation.

"Can a nation state fairly present and teach a history of the peoples it dispossessed? "