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C-SPAN video – Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans

“C-SPAN and the Aspen Institute: Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans (50 min video, transcript included) Yale University history professor Ned Blackhawk and Patricia Limerick of the Center of the American West discussed the interactions between Native Americans and white settlers in the 19th century. They talked about the impact of trade alliances on Native Americans and their struggle to preserve their political and social autonomy. The discussion also includes fascinating details and anecdotes concerning development and progress in the academic study of indigenous history in the U.S. during the past few decades.”

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