October 13, 2022
6:30 PM EST
8:30 PM EST
Cost: $ 10

Event Description:

Six consecutive Thursday evenings starting  October 13th, 6:30 – 8:30PM EST

WWBA is delighted to present our Fall Humanities Book Series, “Land, Liberty, and Loss” focusing on the land and liberties lost by Native Americans in the early years of America’s expansion. Participants will together read, “Why You Can’t Teach United States History Without American Indians,” a volume of nineteen essays written by leading scholars which offers a new perspective on historical events. The facilitator, Mandy Jackson, is a member of the Montaukett Indian Nation and facilitator/discussion leader of the Montaukett Indian Nation Book Club.

Educator Mandy Jackson is a member of the Montaukett Indian Nation and facilitator/discussion leader of the Montaukett Indian Nation Book Club. She is a member of the Montaukett Womens Circle, served as a member of the Suffolk County Native American Advisory Board, and is an advocate for the Montaukett people. Additional outreach includes participation in the virtual presentation “Exploring the Spring Sky: A Northeastern Native American Perspective” in collaboration with the Hamptons Observatory and Amagansett Library. As facilitator/moderator of discussion related to an Indigenous film documentary, including book and panelist discussion Bayshore- Brightwaters Library, New York “Communication, interaction, discussion…”(Newsday, “The Pages of History, February 27, 2023, pg.E3).

Thirteen copies of the book, “Why You Can’t Teach United States History Without American Indians,” are on loan from Humanities New York for for a $5.00 deposit which will be refunded when the book is returned at the close of the book discussion. They are available for pick up at Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746. Please email events@waltwhitman.org to schedule a time for pick up.

Week 1:  Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 PM Zoom – U.S. History to 1877 – Essays 1 – 4

  1. Borders and Borderlands by Juliana Barr
  2. Encounter and Trade in the Early Atlantic World by Susan Sleeper- Smith
  3. Rethinking the “American Paradox”: Bacon’s Rebellion, Indians, and the U.S. History Survey by James D. Rice
  4. Recentering Indian Women in the American Revolution by Sarah M. S. Pearsall

Week 2:  Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 PM Zoom – U.S. History to 1877 (cont.) – Essays 5 – 8

  1. The Empty Continent: Cartography, Pedagogy, and Native American History by Adam Jortner
  2. The Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny and the American Indians by Robert J. Miller
  3. Indians and the California Gold Rush by Jean M. O’Brien
  4. Why You Can’t Teach the History of U.S. Slavery without American Indians by Paul T. Conrad

Week 3:  Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 PM Zoom – Civil War, U.S. History Since 1877 – Essays 9 – 12

  1. American Indians and the Civil War by Scott Manning Stevens
  2. Indian Warfare in the West, 1861-1890 by Jeffrey Ostler
  3. America’s Indigenous Reading Revolution by Phillip H. Round
  4. “Working” from the Margins: Documenting American Indian Participation in the New Deal Era by     Mindy J. Morgan

Week 4:  Thursday, November 3, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 PM Zoom – U.S. History Since 1877 (cont.) – Essays 13 – 15

  1. Positioning the American Indian Self-Determination Movement in the Era of Civil Rights by John J. Laukaitis
  2. American Indians Moving to Cities by David R.M. Beck and Rosalyn R. Lapier
  3. Beyond the Judeo-Christian Tradition? Restoring American Indian Religion to 20th Century U.S. History by Jacob Betz

Week 5:  Thursday, November 10, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 PM Zoom – Reconceptualizing the Narrative – Essays 16 – 18

  1. Powering Modern America: Indian Energy and Postwar Consumption by Andrew Neeham
  2. Teaching American History as Settler Colonialism by Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom and Margaret D. Jacobs
  3. Federalism: Native, Federal and State Sovereignty by K. Tsianina Lomawaima

Week 6:  Thursday, November 17, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 PM Zoom – Essay 19 and Wrap-Up / Roundtable

  1. Global Indigeneity, Global Imperialism, and It’s Relationship to Twentieth-Century U.S. History by Chris Andersen


There is a $10 registration fee that covers 6 meetings.
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This Series is Sponsored by a Humanities New York Reading and Discussion Grant