Carleton College Lefler Lecture to Highlight the Oral History of Native Americans in New England

Feb 3 2009 5:00 pm
Feb 3 2009 7:00 pm

 Jean O’Brien-Kehoe, associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Minnesota, will present the 2009 Carleton College Herbert P. Lefler Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History. Entitled “There Once Was an Indian Village Here: New England Local Histories as Replacement Narratives,” the presentation will take place Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall, room 305, on the Carleton campus and is free and open to the public.

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normal">An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, O’Brien-Kehoe specializes in colonial history and the Native Americans of the Northeast. Her research focuses on the vanishing Indian in New England, Indians of the Northeast (17th and 18th centuries), enthnohistory, U.S. colonial history, and issues of race, class, and gender analysis as it pertains to history. She is the author of the books Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790 "Times New Roman";color:black"> and Divorced from the Land: Accommodations Strategies of Indian Women in 18th Century New England, as well as a number of articles.

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normal">O’Brien-Kehoe served on the National Council of the American Studies Association from 2003 to 2006. Her awards include a McKnight Land Grant Professorship, membership in the American Antiquarian Society, and a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She received her PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 1990.

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normal">The Herbert P. Lefler Lecture is a series of endowed lectures in history, with the aim of bringing to Carleton historians who have raised significant questions relevant to history as a whole. Lefler lecturers give public presentations on their latest research, and conduct a seminar session with history majors regarding the major conceptual issues. Lecturers also meet with students enrolled in the junior year history colloquium, a class designed to examine the fundamental questions on the nature and importance of the discipline of history. Past lectures have ranged across a wide variety of topics, from “The Birth of Feudalism” to “Nationalist Movements in Southern Africa” to “Nuclear Weapons in American Thought and Culture.”

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normal">The event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of History. For more information and disability accommodations, contact Nikki Lamberty at (507) 222-4184.