15th Annual International Conference Videos

Indigenous Enslavement and Incarceration in North American History: The Gilder Lehrman Center’s 15th Annual International Conference, November 15-16, 2013


1. Welcome and Keynote

Tribal Welcome: Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, The Mohegan Tribe

Welcome Remarks: David W. Blight, Yale University; Ned Blackhawk, Yale University
Keynote Address: The Honorable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

2. Native Northeast and the Algonquian Diaspora

• Lisa Brooks, Amherst College
• Christine DeLucia, Mount Holyoke College
• Jace Weaver, University of Georgia
• Moderator: Kevin McBride, Mashantucket Pequot Museum

3. Indigenous Slavery in the American South

• Robbie Ethridge, University of Mississippi
• Rachel Purvis, Yale University and Melinda Miller, United States Naval Academy
• Fay Yarbrough, Rice University
• Moderator: Alejandra Dubcovsky, Yale University


4. Disciplinary Paternalism

• Joseph Gone, University of Michigan
• Beth Piatote, University of California-Berkeley
• Debbie Reese, American Indian in Children’s Literature
• Moderator: John Mack Faragher, Yale University

5. Native Activism and Incarceration

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
• Luanna Ross, University of Washington
• Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator for Canada
• Moderator: Theodore Van Alst, Yale University

6. Concluding Roundtable: New Directions in the Field

  • Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
  • Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska
  • Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona
  • Ned Blackhawk, Yale University
  • Moderator: David W. Blight, Yale University