The Legacy of Wounded Knee Lecture Series presents: Beth Piatote on "The Indian/Agent and the Rise of Society of American Indians"
During the period that saw the rise of the Society of American Indians, political discourse and action depended upon particular understandings of "Indians" and "Agents" and their relationship to each other. This lecture analyzes ways in which constructions of these two terms were bound together in an impossible know that Piatote terms the "Indian/Agent Aporia."
Beth H. Piatote is assistant professor of Native American Studies and affiliated faculty of the American Indian Studies Program at UC-Berkeley and the author of "Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature" (Yale, 2013). She received her PhD from Stanford's Modern Thought and Literature Program.
Co Sponsored by Native American Studies and the Native American Cultural Center.
This event is free and open to the public. (Lecture 3:00, Reception to follow at 5:00 at the Native American Cultural Center.)