The Foundry Series- Civil War, Indian Wars, and Tribal Sovereignty

The Foundry Series- Civil War, Indian Wars, and Tribal Sovereignty


Historic Tredegar

Co-sponsors and Partners: 

Hunton & Williams
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Throughout the country’s history, the United States government has had a complicated (and often violent) relationship with tribal nations.


Ari Kelman, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Ari Kelman will explore connections between the United States Civil War and military campaign against Native American peoples, focusing on the case of the Dakota War. That conflict culminated in the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors on December 26, 1862, the largest public execution in the nation's history, as President Lincoln prepared for the Emancipation Proclamation to go into effect. Read our Q&A with Dr. Kelman.

Keith Richotte, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
This talk will describe tribal sovereignty and the relationship between the federal government and tribal nations before, during, and after the Civil War. Read our Q&A with Dr. Richotte.

Program Partners:

Pocahontas Reframed: Native American Storytellers Film Festival

Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Watch Museum Director Ashley Atkins Spivey's talk for us from last year. 

Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe


$10 Adults, Members: $8

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