‘Cowboys and Indians: A 21st Century Western’.
6:30 pm | 28 November 2018 | Middleton Hall, University of Hull
By Professor Dale Turner, Department of Native Studies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA.
This annual lecture brings prominent historians to the University to deliver lectures that connect the complexity of our past to the challenges of our present. Professor Dale Turner is a Native American Indian scholar and a British Academy Visiting Fellow, attached to the Treatied Spaces Research Cluster.
He is an Anishinaabe citizen of the Temagami First Nation of Ontario, Canada, and is a recognised expert on indigenous sovereignty, rights and spirituality. In this lecture he will examine myths of the Indian past in light of the realities of the present.
In a pair of short essays, our PhD students Heather Hatton and Mark Millard share their thoughts on their emerging research projects.
We are pleased to welcome Professor Dale Turner of the Program in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College as a British Academy Visiting Fellow from August 2018. Recently, he visited the campus to speak on ‘What is Indigenous Spirituality?: Anishinaabe American Indian Political Thought in the 21st Century’. Responding to the limits of liberal theory to accommodate First Nations claims to sovereignty, he called for the development of a ‘third language’ of law as a solution to the limits of inherent and delegated forms of indigenous rights claims, which are ultimately adjudicated within the courts of the sovereign Canadian state. While at Hull, he also met with graduate students for an informal discussion of the links between historic and modern notions of treaty rights.
Thanks to the continuing support of the University of Hull and the Brynmor Jones Library, we now have full access to the American Indian Histories and Cultures database. We are the first HEI in the UK to purchase this important resource for research into American Indian history, published by Adam Matthew Digital: “The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world”.