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Sacagawea’s Capture and the History of the Early West

Date & Time

June 17, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Location

Online, Live Captioning

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Overview

In this illustrated slide-lecture, historian Elizabeth Fenn uses the circumstances of Sacagawea’s capture to illuminate a deeper history of the northern plains and Rockies. Fenn discusses Indigenous warfare, hunting techniques, environmental conditions, horse-borne interactions, and plains power dynamics as they pertained to a one-month period of Sacagawea’s life. This lecture makes the deep history of the West accessible to broad audiences.

This presentation is the third in a series of lectures in the Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and the Native Americans program during June 2021. Please see the upcoming events list and join us for more expert lectures on this summer expedition!

Speaker(s)

Elizabeth Fenn

Distinguished Professor, Early America/Native American History, University of Colorado Boulder

Elizabeth Fenn is the author of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People and Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82. She is currently working on a contextual biography of Sacagawea titled Sacagawea’s World: Window on the American West. Fenn teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is a distinguished professor in the Department of History. She is a Pulitzer-winning historian for her book on Sacagawea. https://www.colorado.edu/history/2020/01/09/pulitzer-winning-historian-gets-neh-award-book-sacagawea

Registration

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This presentation is the third in a series of lectures in the Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and the Native Americans program during June 2021. Please see the upcoming events list and join us for more expert lectures on this summer expedition!

Program Host

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