Ned Blackhawk

Winner, 2023 National Book Awards

Ned Blackhawk is the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where he serves as the faculty coordinator for the Yale Group for the Study of Native America. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in history from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Washington.
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The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History

ISBN 9780300244052 Yale University Press

The most enduring feature of U.S. history is the presence of Native Americans, yet most histories focus on Europeans and their descendants. This long practice of ignoring Indigenous history is changing, however, with a new generation of scholars insists that any full American history address the struggle, survival, and resurgence of American Indian nations. Indigenous history is essential to understanding the evolution of modern America. More about this book >

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Ned Blackhawk

Ned Blackhawk is the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where he serves as the faculty coordinator for the Yale Group for the Study of Native America. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in history from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Washington. He is the author and co-editor of four books in Native American and Indigenous history, including Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West. His articles and review essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, American Quarterly, Reviews in American History, The American Historical Review, Ethnohistory, and The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, among others. An enrolled member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada, he lives in New Haven.

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