Talk on ‘Dakota Reclamation of Homeland in the Aftermath of the 1862 War’ is Sept. 18
Dr. Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, author and associate professor of indigenous history at Arizona State University, will give a free lecture on “Dakota Reclamation of Homeland in the Aftermath of the 1862 War.”
This event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Room 150, Owens Science Hall.
A Wahpetunwan Dakota from the Upper Sioux Reservation in southwestern Minnesota, Wilson received her Ph.D. in American history from Cornell University in 2000. She is the author of Remember This!: Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) and co-editor of Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) and For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook (School of America Research Press, 2005).
Wilson ’s most recent volume on the Dakota Commemorative March, In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors (St. Paul: Living Justice Press, 2006), was released this month. She just finished her year as an American Postdoctoral Fellow for the American Association of University Women while she worked on her current manuscript, A Low-Rumbling Thunder: A Dakota Woman's Stories of Resistance and Survival, a project centered around the stories of her grandmother, Elsie Two Bear Cavender.
Wilson’s lecture is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas History and English departments in conjunction with the Academic Development Program.