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The Long, Cold Winter: Life at Fort Clatsop in 1806

Date & Time

June 22, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Location

Online, Live Captioning

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Overview

When Lewis and Clark set up camp in the leaky and cold Fort Clatsop, they found themselves in the heart of an Indigenous community. Their guides and hunters knew exactly what to do: begin personal relationships with local people. This lecture will examine the Native groups who came to call through the lens of developing intercultural relationships. Just like fur traders and other explorers who wintered in such places, the Corps of Discovery needed personal and intimate relationships to survive their long, cold winter.

This presentation is the fourth 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)

Anne Hyde

Professor of History, Department of History, University of Oklahoma

Anne Hyde grew up in Reno, Nevada, and is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches the history of the West and its Indigenous peoples. She is editor of the Western Historical Quarterly. Her most recent books include Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (2012), which won the Bancroft Prize and was a Pulitzer finalist. She has a new book about the long history of intermarriage and mixing race, Born of Lakes and Plains: Mixed Descent Peoples and the Making of America, 1600-1940 (Norton, 2021).

Registration

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This presentation is the fourth 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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