2013 Conference Overview

Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History

November 15-16, 2013



Yale University

Luce Hall Auditorium

34 Hillhouse Avenue

New Haven, Connecticut

Studies of indigenous slavery have multiplied in the past decade, changing not only the ways we think about slavery, but also race, citizenship, and nation. This conference brought together some of this exciting new work and traced its effects on and within Native American communities. It did so self-consciously in its expressed focus on slavery and incarceration. Such an emphasis, we hope, connected new slavery scholarship done in early American history with contemporary investigations into incarceration and prison studies.